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Isaiah 17:8-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

They shall not turn to the altars, the work of their hands,
    nor shall they look to what their fingers have made:
    the asherahs[a] or the incense stands.
On that day his strong cities shall be
    like those abandoned by the Hivites and Amorites
When faced with the Israelites;
    and there shall be desolation.
10 Truly, you have forgotten the God who saves you,
    the Rock, your refuge, you have not remembered.
Therefore, though you plant plants for the Pleasant One,[b]
    and set out cuttings for a foreign one,

Footnotes:

  1. 17:8 Asherahs: see note on Ex 34:13. Incense stands: small altars on which incense was burned; cf. Is 27:9; Lv 26:30.
  2. 17:10 The Pleasant One: an epithet for a foreign god of fertility, probably Adonis, in whose honor saplings were planted.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Isaiah 17:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

They will not look to the altars,
    the work of their hands,
and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles[a]
    and the incense altars their fingers have made.

In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation.

10 You have forgotten God your Savior;
    you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.
Therefore, though you set out the finest plants
    and plant imported vines,

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 17:8 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah
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