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Has God struck Israel as He struck those who struck her?
    Has she been killed as her killers were killed?
By driving her away, You have dealt with her;
    You blew her away with a fierce blast
As when the east wind comes ripping through.
    You sent her away to live as strangers in a foreign land.
In this way, the people descended from Jacob will have their sins forgiven.
    This is how they’ll pay in full the penalty for their wrongdoing—
When God crumbles all the stones of their altars into dust like chalk,
    and when not one of their sacred poles and incense altars is left standing.

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