Young's Literal Translation
7 As the smiting of his smiter hath He smitten him? As the slaying of his slain doth He slay?
8 In measure, in sending it forth, thou strivest with it, He hath taken away by His sharp wind, In the day of an east wind,
9 Therefore by this is the iniquity of Jacob covered, And this [is] all the fruit -- To take away his sin, in His setting all the stones of an altar, As chalkstones beaten in pieces, They rise not -- shrines and images.Read full chapter
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.