7 Has he struck them as he struck those who struck them? Or have they been slain as their slayers were slain? 8 Measure by measure,[a] by exile you contended with them; he removed them with his fierce breath[b] in the day of the east wind. 9 Therefore by this the guilt of Jacob will be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:[c] when he makes all the stones of the altars like chalkstones crushed to pieces, no Asherim or incense altars will remain standing. 10 For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness; there the calf grazes; there it lies down and strips its branches. 11 When its boughs are dry, they are broken; women come and make a fire of them. For this is a people without discernment; therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them; he who formed them will show them no favor.
Isaiah 27:8Or By driving her away; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
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