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By expelling[a] her, by her sending away, you argue with her.
    He removed them with his strong wind,
    in the day of the east wind.
Therefore by this he will make atonement for the guilt of Jacob,
    and this will be all of the fruit of the removal of his sin:
when he makes[b] all the stones of the altar like crushed stones of chalk,
    no poles of Asherah worship or incense altars will stand.
10 For the fortified city is solitary,
    a settlement deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness;
the calf grazes there,
    lies down there and destroys its branches.

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  1. Isaiah 27:8 Meaning uncertain, derived from the following parallel expression
  2. Isaiah 27:9 Literally “in his setting”