New American Standard Bible
Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.
King James Bible
For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
Darby Bible Translation
But the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, and they do not seek Jehovah of hosts.
World English Bible
Yet the people have not turned to him who struck them, neither have they sought Yahweh of Armies.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people hath not turned back unto Him who is smiting it, And Jehovah of Hosts they have not sought.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the people ... - This is a reason why his anger would not cease, and it is, at the same time, the suggestion of a new crime for which the divine judgment would rest upon them. It commences the second part of the oracle.
Turneth not - It is implied here that it was the design of the chastisement to turn them to God. In this case, as in many others, such a design had not been accomplished.
Unto him that smiteth them - To God, who had punished them.
Neither do they seek - They do not seek his protection and favor; they do not worship and honor him.
The Lord of hosts - Note, Isaiah 1:9.
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Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.
"I will winnow them with a winnowing fork At the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people; They did not repent of their ways.
"Son of man, say to her, 'You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.'
"As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Your truth.
Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.
Though the pride of Israel testifies against him, Yet they have not returned to the LORD their God, Nor have they sought Him, for all this.
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