Bible: Isaiah 6:11-13

6:11 I replied, “How long, sovereign master?” He said,

Until cities are in ruins and unpopulated,

and houses are uninhabited,

and the land is ruined and devastated,

6:12 and the Lord has sent the people off to a distant place,

and the very heart of the land is completely abandoned. 1 

6:13 Even if only a tenth of the people remain in the land, it will again be destroyed, 2  like one of the large sacred trees 3  or an Asherah pole, when a sacred pillar on a high place is thrown down. 4  That sacred pillar symbolizes the special chosen family.” 5 

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