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it will not look to the altars,
    the work of its hands,
and it will not see what its fingers made
    and the poles of Asherah worship and the incense altars.

On that day, its fortified cities[a] will be like the abandonment of the wooded place and the summit,[b] which they deserted because of the children of Israel; and there will be desolation.

10 For you have forgotten the God of your salvation,
    and you have not remembered the rock of your refuge;
therefore you plant plants of pleasantness,
    and you plant[c] a vine of a foreigner.

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  1. Isaiah 17:9 Literally “the cities of his fortress”
  2. Isaiah 17:9 Perhaps this difficult phrase originally read “abandonment of the wooded heights of the Amorites”
  3. Isaiah 17:10 Literally “plant it”