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5:7 alien children. Like an unfaithful wife and mother, Israel gives birth to children that were literally and religiously illegitimate (4:6, 13, 14).
new moon. The festivals brought judgment, instead of the Lord’s blessing on their wombs and crops as they had imagined would happen (cf. Is. 1:13, 14).