Psalm 103:9
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New International Version
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

New Living Translation
He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.

English Standard Version
He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.

New American Standard Bible
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.

King James Bible
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will not always accuse us or be angry forever.

International Standard Version
He does not maintain a dispute continuously or remain angry for all time.

NET Bible
He does not always accuse, and does not stay angry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he does not harbor ill will to eternity and will not keep his wrath to eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will not always accuse us of wrong or be angry [with us] forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He will not always chide, neither will he keep his anger for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever.

American King James Version
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

American Standard Version
He will not always chide; Neither will he keep his anger for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
He will not always chide, neither will he keep [his anger] for ever.

English Revised Version
He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

World English Bible
He will not always accuse; neither will he stay angry forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Not for ever doth He strive, Nor to the age doth He watch.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

103:6-14 Truly God is good to all: he is in a special manner good to Israel. He has revealed himself and his grace to them. By his ways we may understand his precepts, the ways he requires us to walk in; and his promises and purposes. He always has been full of compassion. How unlike are those to God, who take every occasion to chide, and never know when to cease! What would become of us, if God should deal so with us? The Scripture says a great deal of the mercy of God, and we all have experienced it. The father pities his children that are weak in knowledge, and teaches them; pities them when they are froward, and bears with them; pities them when they are sick, and comforts them; pities them when they are fallen, and helps them to rise; pities them when they have offended, and, upon their submission, forgives them; pities them when wronged, and rights them: thus the Lord pities those that fear him. See why he pities. He considers the frailty of our bodies, and the folly of our souls, how little we can do, how little we can bear; in all which his compassion appears.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - He will not always chide; or, contend (see Isaiah 57:16; and comp. Jeremiah 3:5, 12). God will relent from his anger and forgive men, after a while. He will not be "extreme to mark what is done amiss." Neither will he keep his anger forever. He is not implacable. He will accept repentance and amendment (Ezekiel 18:27) He will accept atonement (1 John 2:2).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He will not always chide,.... He sometimes does chide his children, though never but when they have done a fault; always for their sins, in order to bring them to a sense and acknowledgment of them, and to depart from them; not for chiding sake, as some parents, to gratify their passion and ill humour, who correct for their own pleasure; but the Lord chides and corrects for the profit of his children, that they may be partakers of his holiness; he ever does it for their good, but he will not always chide, or continue it ever: or "he will not always contend" (e), strive with them, litigate a point with them, hold out a controversy, not being able to stand before him; he knows their frame, their weakness, and frailty; see Isaiah 57:16,

neither will he keep his anger for ever; though he does with the wicked, yet not with his own people; that endures but for a moment, and is rather seeming than real; and what does appear is soon turned away; he does not retain it long, he is quickly pacified towards them for all they have done, and smiles again upon them, Micah 7:18.

(e) "contendet", Pagninus, Montanus; "litigat", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "litigabit", Vatablus, Gejerus, Michaelis.



Psalm 103:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
All within me, Praise His Holy Name!
8The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. 9He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
"'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Psalm 30:5
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Isaiah 57:16
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.

Jeremiah 3:5
will you always be angry? Will your wrath continue forever?' This is how you talk, but you do all the evil you can."

Jeremiah 3:12
Go, proclaim this message toward the north: "'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,' declares the LORD, 'I will not be angry forever.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

Zechariah 8:11
But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as I did in the past," declares the LORD Almighty.
Treasury of Scripture

He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

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Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping …

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: …

Jeremiah 3:5 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? …

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

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