For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture
Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...
Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth...
2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.
Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.
Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...
Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke...
Ezekiel 24:13 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you were not purged...
Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
Hosea 7:10,16 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this...
Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen...
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 50:4,5 In those days, and in that time, said the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together...
Hosea 3:4,5 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image...
ContextJudgment Against Israel's Hypocrisy
13For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts. 14Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. 15The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail. 16For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. 17Therefore the LORD shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Yet the people have not turned unto him that smote them, neither have they sought Jehovah of hosts.
And the people are not returned to him who hath struck them, and have not sought after 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.
King James Bible
For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
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.