Shall I not visit for these things? saith the
For such adulteries and lasciviousness, and that in a way of
punishment. The Targum adds,
``to bring evil upon them;''
the evil of punishment for the evil of sin: and shall not my
soul be avenged upon such a nation as this
which cannot delight in sin, but hates it; and therefore must
punish for it; vindictive and punitive justice is essential to God;
as sin is contrary to his nature, it is agreeable to it to punish
for it; he cannot but do it; and he does avenge all sin, either on
the sinner himself, or on his surety.