(A)Measure by measure,[a] by exile you contended with them;
    (B)he removed them with his fierce breath[b] in the day of the east wind.
Therefore by this (C)the guilt of Jacob will be atoned for,
    and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:[c]
(D)when he makes all the stones of the altars
    like chalkstones crushed to pieces,
    no (E)Asherim or incense altars will remain standing.
10 (F)For the fortified city is solitary,
    a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness;
there the calf grazes;
    there it lies down and strips its branches.

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  1. Isaiah 27:8 Or By driving her away; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
  2. Isaiah 27:8 Or wind
  3. Isaiah 27:9 Septuagint and this is the blessing when I take away his sin

By warfare[a] and exile(A) you contend with her—
    with his fierce blast he drives her out,
    as on a day the east wind(B) blows.
By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned(C) for,
    and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:(D)
When he makes all the altar stones(E)
    to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
no Asherah poles[b](F) or incense altars(G)
    will be left standing.
10 The fortified city stands desolate,(H)
    an abandoned settlement, forsaken(I) like the wilderness;
there the calves graze,(J)
    there they lie down;(K)
    they strip its branches bare.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 27:8 See Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. Isaiah 27:9 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah

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