You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
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George Leo Haydock
Known, with love, (Haydock) and favoured with the law Above all, styling you my people, Exodus xix. 6., and Ezechiel xx. 5. (Calmet)
Visit. That is, punish. (Challoner)
I will treat you like my children, that I may spare you in eternity. (Calmet)
The most merciful physician, cutting away the cancerous flesh, spares not in order to spare; he pities not in order to pity the more. For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and he scourges every son whom he receives.