New American Bible (Revised Edition)
7 [a]Was he smitten as his smiter was smitten?
Was he slain as his slayer was slain?
8 Driving out and expelling, he struggled against it,
carrying it off with his cruel wind on a day of storm.(A)
9 This, then, shall be the expiation of Jacob’s guilt,
this the result of removing his sin:
He shall pulverize all the stones of the altars
like pieces of chalk;
no asherahs or incense altars shall stand.
New International Version
7 Has the Lord struck her
as he struck(A) down those who struck her?
Has she been killed
as those were killed who killed her?
8 By warfare[a] and exile(B) you contend with her—
with his fierce blast he drives her out,
as on a day the east wind(C) blows.
9 By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned(D) for,
and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:(E)
When he makes all the altar stones(F)
to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
no Asherah poles[b](G) or incense altars(H)
will be left standing.