Christian Standard Bible
7 Did the Lord strike Israel
as he struck the one who struck Israel?(A)
Was Israel killed like those killed by the Lord?
8 You disputed with Israel
by banishing and driving her away.[a]
He removed her with his severe storm
on the day of the east wind.
9 Therefore Jacob’s iniquity(B) will be atoned for in this way,
and the result of the removal of his sin will be this:(C)
when he makes all the altar stones
like crushed bits of chalk,
no Asherah poles or incense altars will remain standing.
- 27:8 Hb obscure
New International Version
7 Has the Lord struck her
as he struck(A) down those who struck her?
Has she been killed
as those were killed who killed her?
8 By warfare[a] and exile(B) you contend with her—
with his fierce blast he drives her out,
as on a day the east wind(C) blows.
9 By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned(D) for,
and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:(E)
When he makes all the altar stones(F)
to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
no Asherah poles[b](G) or incense altars(H)
will be left standing.