9:3 the land of the Lord. Also called the Lord’s “house” (8:1; 9:15), the Promised Land is owned by the Lord and not by Baal—or even by Israel (Lev. 25:23 and note).
return to Egypt. See note 8:13.
unclean food. Other nations and the food they produced were considered unclean (Ezek. 4:13; Amos 7:17).