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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