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7-8 Has God punished Israel as much as he has punished her enemies? No, for he has devastated her enemies,[a] while he has punished Israel but a little, exiling her far from her own land as though blown away in a storm from the east. And why did God do it? It was to purge away[b] her sins, to rid her of all her idol altars and her idols. They will never be worshiped again.

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  1. Isaiah 27:7 devastated her enemies, implied.
  2. Isaiah 27:9 purge away, literally, “atone for.”

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