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7:8 mixes himself with the peoples. A reference to Israel’s shifting alliances with Egypt, Philistia, Aram, and Assyria.
a cake not turned. In this sarcastic figure for foolish national policy, Israel is compared to a useless half-baked cake because she refused to turn to the Lord.