Isaiah 9:13

“ For the people turneth not vnto him that smiteth them, neither doe they seeke the Lord of hostes.”

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Other Translations

For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
- King James Version

Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet the people have not turned unto him that smote them, neither have they sought Jehovah of hosts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the heart of the people was not turned to him who sent punishment on them, and they made no prayer to the Lord of armies.
- Basic English Bible

But the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, and they do not seek Jehovah of hosts.
- Darby Bible

For the people turn not to him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
- Webster's Bible

Yet the people have not turned to him who struck them, neither have they sought Yahweh of Armies.
- World English Bible

And the people hath not turned back unto Him who is smiting it, And Jehovah of Hosts they have not sought.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:12) Yet the people turneth not unto Him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:13


9:13 Him - To God.


Discussion for Isaiah 9

  • Rose
    Because of the vicious cycle of disobedience and turning from God we find ourselves repeating the same test over and over again but when sin and Satan is done away with we no loner will have these issues. A son is born that will not only redeem us but will also set up a perfect government and we will be at peace forever! Hallelujah always and eternality.
  • Ashanda
    Vs 21 -- Ephraim and Manasseh are both of Israel and both will work against Judah....Which explains when Christ said a man's enemies will be those of his own household. Judah is encamped on all sides, by enemies AND so called family and friends (who made themselves also to be enemies)...The remnant of GOD, surely identify in the sufferings of Christ because He suffered the same thing (betrayal)
  • Cynthia
    Thank you Holy Spirit for leading me to Isaiah 9; I want to know you so much more, my Lord and God. I am a mere human, that your thoughts towards me i cannot even begin to fathom. You alone are God most High, the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Continue to open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you more and more.
  • Alwin Manohar david
    Verse9: The scripture talks of a ruler from the roots of David who will rule for ever. In his kingdom there will be peace, righteousness and justice for ever and ever.The present day Jews teach that messiah the king will be ruling physically upon the throne of David. If physical then how can it be eternal. Only Jesus is qualified for fulfilment of this prophecy,He lives for evermore to govern.
  • Alex
    OH this Isaiah 9 is so Precious,When Isaiah saw the kingdom coming he says unto us a Child is born,unto US a Son is given which is prophetic of th 2 nd coming,US is plural meaning WE are gonna birth a baby Christ THATS Y HE ALWAYS REFERS TO HIMSELF AS THE SON OF MAN.MANKIND IS GONNA BIRTH CHRIST,WHO IS MY MOTHER THEM THAT HEAR THE WORD AND KEEPS IT. unless you receive the kingdom as a lil CHILD.
  • A disciple
    "The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones..For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. For the people turns not unto him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts." How many times have we seen someone facing the grave proclaiming, Never surrender! They pride themselves in stubbornness and will die unprepared to meet the LORD.

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