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Has the Lord[a] struck them down,
    just as he struck down those who struck them?
Or have they been killed,
    just as their killers were killed?
Measure by measure,[b]
    in their exile you contended with them;
with his fierce blast he removed them,
    as on a day when the east wind blows.
By this, then, Jacob’s guilt will be atoned for,
    and this will be the full harvest
        that comes from the removal of his sin:
when he makes all the altar stones
    like pulverized chalkstones,
no Asherah[c] poles or incense altars will be left standing.

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  1. Isaiah 27:7 Lit. Has he
  2. Isaiah 27:8 Or With war cries
  3. Isaiah 27:9 Or sacred