Look down from heaven, and see, from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory. Where are your zeal and your mighty acts? The stirring of your bowels and your inward parts are held back from me.
“bowels and your inward parts.” In the biblical culture, the bowels and abdominal organs were the seat of emotion. In this context, the prophet is wondering why God’s emotions and compassion seem to be withheld from him and Israel.