He will not have regard for the (A)altars, the work of his hands,
Nor will he look to that which his (B)fingers have made,
Even the [a](C)Asherim and [b]incense stands.
In that day [c]their strong cities will be like [d]forsaken places in the forest,
Or like [e]branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel;
And [f]the land will be a desolation.
10 For (D)you have forgotten the (E)God of your salvation
And have not remembered the (F)rock of your refuge.
Therefore you plant delightful plants
And set them with vine slips of a strange god.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 17:8 I.e. wooden symbols of a female deity
  2. Isaiah 17:8 Or sun pillars
  3. Isaiah 17:9 I.e. man’s
  4. Isaiah 17:9 Gr reads the deserted places of the Amorites and the Hivites which they abandoned
  5. Isaiah 17:9 Or the treetop
  6. Isaiah 17:9 Lit it

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