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Hath he smitten them as he smote those that smote them? or are they slain according to the slaughter [a]of them that were slain by them? [b]In measure, [c]when thou sendest them away, thou dost contend with them; he hath removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind. Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be [d]forgiven, and this is all the fruit [e]of taking away his sin: that he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, so that the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more.

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  1. Isaiah 27:7 Or, of their slain
  2. Isaiah 27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain.
  3. Isaiah 27:8 Or, by sending them away
  4. Isaiah 27:9 Or, expiated
  5. Isaiah 27:9 Or, to take away