And he shall not look to the altars, the works of his own hands, neither shall he look to those things which his own fingers have made, as groves and images.

In that day shall the cities of their strength be as the forsaking of boughs and branches, which [a]they did forsake, because of the children of Israel, and there shall be desolation.

10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not remembered the God of thy strength, therefore shalt thou set pleasant plants, and shalt graft strange [b]vine branches.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 17:9 As the Canaanites left their cities when God did place the Israelites there, so the cities of Israel shall no more be able to defend their inhabitants than bushes, when God shall send the enemy to plague them.
  2. Isaiah 17:10 Which are excellent, and brought out of other countries.

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