He will not look to the altars,
The work of his hands;
He will not respect what his (A)fingers have made,
Nor the [a]wooden images nor the incense altars.

In that day his strong cities will be as a forsaken [b]bough
And [c]an uppermost branch,
Which they left because of the children of Israel;
And there will be desolation.

10 Because you have forgotten (B)the God of your salvation,
And have not been mindful of the Rock of your [d]stronghold,
Therefore you will plant pleasant plants
And set out foreign seedlings;

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  1. Isaiah 17:8 Heb. Asherim, Canaanite deities
  2. Isaiah 17:9 LXX Hivites; Tg. laid waste; Vg. as the plows
  3. Isaiah 17:9 LXX Amorites; Tg. in ruins; Vg. corn
  4. Isaiah 17:10 refuge