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2 Kings 18:4 King James Version (KJV)

He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

2 Kings 18:4 New International Version (NIV)

He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.[a])

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Kings 18:4 Nehushtan sounds like the Hebrew for both bronze and snake.
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2 Kings 18:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

He removed the [a]high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the [b]wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it [c]Nehushtan.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Kings 18:4 Places for pagan worship
  2. 2 Kings 18:4 Heb. Asherah, a Canaanite goddess
  3. 2 Kings 18:4 Lit. Bronze Thing, also similar to Heb. nahash, serpent
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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