You contended with them [a]by banishing them, by (A)driving them away.
With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the (B)east wind.
Therefore through this Jacob’s iniquity will be (C)forgiven;
And this will be [b]the full price of the [c](D)pardoning of his sin:
When he makes all the (E)altar stones like pulverized chalk stones;
When [d]Asherim and incense altars will not stand.
10 For the fortified city is (F)isolated,
A [e]homestead forlorn and forsaken like the desert;
(G)There the calf will graze,
And there it will lie down and [f]feed on its branches.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 27:8 Some ancient versions read by exact measure
  2. Isaiah 27:9 Lit all the fruit
  3. Isaiah 27:9 Lit removing
  4. Isaiah 27:9 I.e. wooden symbols of a female deity
  5. Isaiah 27:10 Lit pasture
  6. Isaiah 27:10 Lit consume

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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