Chastisement Should Bring the Soul to God
Isaiah 9:13
For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.

A Christian friend visiting a good man under great distress and afflicting dispensations, which he bore with such patient and composed resignation as to make his friend wonder and admire it, inquired how he was enabled so to comfort himself? The good man said, "The distress I am under is indeed severe; but I find it lightens the stroke very much to creep near to Him who handles the rod!"

(J. Whitecross.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.

WEB: Yet the people have not turned to him who struck them, neither have they sought Yahweh of Armies.

The End of Judgments and the Reason of Their Continuance
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