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11 When its branches get brittle,[a] they break;
women come and use them for kindling.[b]
For these people lack understanding,[c]
therefore the one who made them has no compassion on them;
the one who formed them has no mercy on them.

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  1. Isaiah 27:11 tn Heb “are dry” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV).
  2. Isaiah 27:11 tn Heb “women come [and] light it.” The city is likened to a dead tree with dried-up branches that is only good for firewood.
  3. Isaiah 27:11 tn Heb “for not a people of understanding [is] he.”