Hath he smitten [a]him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that were slain by him?

In [b]measure in the branches thereof wilt thou contend with it, when he bloweth with his rough wind in the day of the East wind.

By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged, and this is all the [c]fruit, the taking away of his sin: when he shall make all the stones of the altars, as chalk stones broken in pieces, that the groves and images may not stand up.

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  1. Isaiah 27:7 He showeth that God punisheth his in mercy, and his enemies in justice.
  2. Isaiah 27:8 That is, thou wilt not destroy the root of thy Church, though the branches thereof seem to perish by the sharp wind of affliction.
  3. Isaiah 27:9 He showeth that there is no true repentance, nor full reconciliation to God, till the heart be purged from all idolatry, and the monuments thereof be destroyed.