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Isaiah 57:6-8 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Among the smooth stones[a] of the wadi is your portion,
    they, they are your allotment;
Indeed, you poured out a drink offering to them,
    and brought up grain offerings.
    With these things, should I be appeased?
Upon a towering and lofty mountain
    you set up your bed,
    and there you went up to offer sacrifice.
Behind the door and the doorpost
    you set up your symbol.
Yes, deserting me, you carried up your bedding;
    and spread it wide.
You entered an agreement with them,
    you loved their couch, you gazed upon nakedness.[b]


  1. 57:6 Smooth stones: the Hebrew word for this expression has the same consonants as the word for “portion”; instead of making the Lord their portion (cf. Ps 16:5), the people adored slabs of stone which they took from the streambeds in valleys and set up as idols; cf. Jer 3:9. Therefore, it is implied, they will be swept away as by a sudden torrent of waters carrying them down the rocky-bottomed gorge to destruction and death without burial.
  2. 57:8 Nakedness: literally in Hebrew, “hand.” In this context, it may euphemistically refer to a phallus.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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