Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment
God is punishing my daughter for what you did.
She was still angry with Alex, and she was punishing him.
There was nothing that would stop him from punishing the man who left his mother to die alone.
- on Natural Religion - he defends a moral or punishing Deity against the sentimental softness of the age.
Was God punishing Destiny because they had been greedy?