15 And the Lord will strike Israel, so that it will be like a reed swaying in the water. He will uproot(A) Israel from this good land that he gave to their ancestors and scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because they aroused(B) the Lord’s anger by making Asherah(C) poles.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 14:15 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah; here and elsewhere in 1 Kings

14 This is what the Lord says: “As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance(A) I gave my people Israel, I will uproot(B) them from their lands and I will uproot(C) the people of Judah from among them.

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13 So I will throw you out of this land(A) into a land neither you nor your ancestors have known,(B) and there you will serve other gods(C) day and night, for I will show you no favor.’(D)

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11 “Because you rejoice and are glad,
    you who pillage my inheritance,(A)
because you frolic like a heifer(B) threshing grain
    and neigh like stallions,

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