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For the LORD hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:2 turned away. The Hebrew word for “turned away” basically means “turned back” or “turned again,” but is translated in very many different ways, depending on context. In this context (which is the coming destruction of Nineveh), it probably refers to Israel’s subjugation and deportation as a cause of the coming judgment on Nineveh. Some modern translations translate it “restored,” with reference to Israel’s future return after Assyria’s defeat.

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