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And he shall not be bowed to the altars, which his hands made, and which his fingers wrought; he shall not behold (the) woods (dedicated to idols), and [the] temples of idols.

In that day the cities of strength thereof shall be forsaken as plows, and [the] corns that were forsaken of the face of the sons of Israel; and thou shalt be forsaken. (On that day its strong cities shall be deserted, like the countryside, and also the cornfields that were left for the Israelites, yea, all shall be made desolate.)

10 For thou hast forgotten God, thy saviour, and haddest not mind on thy strong helper; therefore thou shalt plant a faithful planting, and thou shalt sow an alien seed. (For thou hast forgotten God, thy Saviour, and did not remember thy strong helper; and so thou shalt plant a garden dedicated to idols, and thou shalt sow a strange, or a foreign, seed.)

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They will not look to the altars,(A)
    the work of their hands,(B)
and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles[a](C)
    and the incense altars their fingers(D) have made.

In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth.(E) And all will be desolation.

10 You have forgotten(F) God your Savior;(G)
    you have not remembered the Rock,(H) your fortress.(I)
Therefore, though you set out the finest plants
    and plant imported vines,(J)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 17:8 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah

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