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Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

3:23 from the hills. It is not the hills “from whence cometh my help” (contrast Psalm 121:1, which is often incorrectly punctuated, and thus misread to imply that hills can somehow convey spiritual strength). The fact is that the hills and other such “high places” were centers of idol worship and spiritual adultery—even of physical whoredoms—leading to God’s eventual judgment on both Israel and Judah.

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