Isaiah 57:16
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New International Version
I will not accuse them forever, nor will I always be angry, for then they would faint away because of me-- the very people I have created.

New Living Translation
For I will not fight against you forever; I will not always be angry. If I were, all people would pass away--all the souls I have made.

English Standard Version
For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before me, and the breath of life that I made.

New American Standard Bible
"For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would grow faint before Me, And the breath of those whom I have made.

King James Bible
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I will not accuse you forever, and I will not always be angry; for then the spirit would grow weak before Me, even the breath of man, which I have made.

International Standard Version
For I won't accuse forever, nor will I always be angry; for then the human spirit would grow faint before me— even the souls that I have created.

NET Bible
For I will not be hostile forever or perpetually angry, for then man's spirit would grow faint before me, the life-giving breath I created.

New Heart English Bible
For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls who I have made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will not accuse you forever. I will not be angry with you forever. Otherwise, the spirits, the lives of those I've made, would grow faint in my presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I will not contend for ever, Neither will I be always wroth; For the spirit that enwrappeth itself is from Me, And the souls which I have made.

New American Standard 1977
“For I will not contend forever,
            Neither will I always be angry;
            For the spirit would grow faint before Me,
            And the breath of those whom I have made.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for by me is the spirit covered by the body, and I have made the souls.

King James 2000 Bible
For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

American King James Version
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

American Standard Version
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls that I have made.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be angry unto the end: because the spirit shall go forth from my face, end breathings I will make.

Darby Bible Translation
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls [which] I have made.

English Revised Version
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

World English Bible
For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls who I have made.

Young's Literal Translation
For, not to the age do I strive, nor for ever am I wroth, For the spirit from before Me is feeble, And the souls I have made.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
57:13-21 The idols and their worshippers shall come to nothing; but those who trust in God's grace, shall be brought to the joys of heaven. With the Lord there is neither beginning of days, nor end of life, nor change of time. His name is holy, and all must know him as a holy God. He will have tender regard to those who bring their mind to their condition, and dread his wrath. He will make his abode with those whose hearts he has thus humbled, in order to revive and comfort them. When troubles last long, even good men are tempted to entertain hard thoughts of God. Therefore He will not contend for ever, for he will not forsake the work of his own hands, nor defeat the purchase of his Son's blood. Covetousness is a sin that particularly lays men under the Divine displeasure. See the sinfulness of sin. See also that troubles cannot reform men unless God's grace work in them. Peace shall be published, perfect peace. It is the fruit of preaching lips, and praying lips. Christ came and preached peace to Gentiles, as well as to the Jews; to after-ages, who were afar off in time, as well as to those of that age. But the wicked would not be healed by God's grace, therefore would not be healed by his comforts. Their ungoverned lusts and passions made them like the troubled sea. Also the terrors of conscience disturbed their enjoyments. God hath said it, and all the world cannot unsay it, That there is no peace to those who allow themselves in any sin. If we are recovered from such an awful state, it is only by the grace of God. And the influences of the Holy Spirit, and that new heart, from whence comes grateful praise, the fruit of our lips, are his gift. Salvation, with all its fruits, hopes, and comforts, is his work, and to him belongs all the glory. There is no peace for the wicked man; but let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, and he will abundantly pardon.
Study Bible
Healing for the Repentant
15For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite. 16"For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would grow faint before Me, And the breath of those whom I have made. 17"Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry and struck him; I hid My face and was angry, And he went on turning away, in the way of his heart.…
Cross References
Genesis 6:3
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."

Psalm 85:5
Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?

Psalm 103:9
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.

Ecclesiastes 12:7
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

Isaiah 42:5
Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it,

Jeremiah 3:5
'Will He be angry forever? Will He be indignant to the end?' Behold, you have spoken And have done evil things, And you have had your way."

Jeremiah 38:16
But King Zedekiah swore to Jeremiah in secret saying, "As the LORD lives, who made this life for us, surely I will not put you to death nor will I give you over to the hand of these men who are seeking your life."

Ezekiel 18:4
"Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.

Amos 1:11
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Edom and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, While he stifled his compassion; His anger also tore continually, And he maintained his fury forever.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.
Treasury of Scripture

For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

I will not

Psalm 78:38,39 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed …

Psalm 85:5 Will you be angry with us for ever? will you draw out your anger …

Psalm 103:9-16 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever…

Jeremiah 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you …

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

the souls

Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched …

Numbers 16:22 And they fell on their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits …

Job 34:14,15 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath…

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit …

Jeremiah 38:16 So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, …

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