In [a]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 [b]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.

10 Yet the [c]defensed city shall be desolate, and the habitation shall be forsaken, and left like a wilderness. There shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie and consume the branches thereof.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Isaiah 27:10 Notwithstanding his favor that he will show them after, yet Jerusalem shall be destroyed, and grass for cattle shall grow in it.