Revised Standard Version
8 Measure by measure,[a] by exile thou didst contend with them;
he removed them with his fierce blast in the day of the east wind.
9 Therefore by this the guilt of Jacob will be expiated,
and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:
when he makes all the stones of the altars
like chalkstones crushed to pieces,
no Ashe′rim or incense altars will remain standing.
10 For the fortified city is solitary,
a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness;
there the calf grazes,
there he lies down, and strips its branches.
- Isaiah 27:8 Compare Syr Vg Tg: The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown
New International Version
8 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.
9 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.