New International Version
But the people have not returned to him who struck them, nor have they sought the LORD Almighty.
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.
Isaiah 9:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With open mouth "On every side" - בכל פה bechol peh, in every corner, in every part of their country, pursuing them to the remotest extremities, and the most retired parts. So the Chaldee בכל אתר bechol athar, in every place.
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LibraryMay 27. "The Government Shall be Upon his Shoulder" (Isa. Ix. 6).
"The government shall be upon His shoulder" (Isa. ix. 6). You cannot make the heart restful by stopping its beating. Belladonna will do that, but that is not rest. Let the breath of life come--God's life and strength--and there will be sweet rest. Home ties and family affection will not bring it. Deliverance from trouble will not bring it. Many a tried heart has said: "If this great trouble was only gone, I should have rest." But as soon as one goes another comes. The poor, wounded deer on the mountain …
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Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.
LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you crushed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.
I will winnow them with a winnowing fork at the city gates of the land. I will bring bereavement and destruction on my people, for they have not changed their ways.
"Son of man, say to the land, 'You are a land that has not been cleansed or rained on in the day of wrath.'
Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth.
Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.
Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him.
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