Isaiah 57:21
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English Standard Version
There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

King James Bible
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

American Standard Version
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord God.

English Revised Version
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The primary ground for this voice being heard at all is, that the Holy One is also the Merciful One, and not only has a manifestation of glory on high, but also a manifestation of grace below. "For thus saith the high and lofty One, the eternally dwelling One, He whose name is Holy One; I dwell on high and in the holy place, and with the contrite one and him that is of a humbled spirit, to revive the spirit of humbled ones, and to revive the heart of contrite ones." He inflicts punishment in His wrath; but to those who suffer themselves to be urged thereby to repentance and the desire for salvation, He is most inwardly and most effectually near with His grace. For the heaven of heavens is not too great for Him, and a human heart is not too small for Him to dwell in. And He who dwells upon cherubim, and among the praises of seraphim, does not scorn to dwell among the sighs of a poor human soul. He is called râm (high), as being high and exalted in Himself; נשּׂא (the lofty One), as towering above all besides; and עד שׁכן. This does not mean the dweller in eternity, which is a thought quite outside the biblical range of ideas; but, since עד stands to שׁכן not in an objective, but in an attributive or adverbial relation (Psalm 45:7, cf., Proverbs 1:33), and שׁכן, as opposed to being violently wrested from the ordinary sphere of life and work (cf., Psalm 16:9; Psalm 102:29), denotes a continuing life, a life having its root in itself, עד שׁכן must mean the eternally ( equals לעד) dwelling One, i.e., He whose life lasts for ever and is always the same. He is also called qâdōsh, as One who is absolutely pure and good, separated from all the uncleanness and imperfection by which creatures are characterized. This is not to be rendered sanctum nomen ejus, but sanctus; this name is the facit of His revelation of Himself in the history of salvation, which is accomplished in love and wrath, grace and judgment. This God inhabits mârōm veqâdōsh, the height and the Holy Place (accusatives of the object, like mârōm in Isaiah 33:5, and merōmı̄m in Isaiah 33:16), both together being equivalent to φῶς ἀπρόσιτον (1 Timothy 6:16), since qâdōsh (neuter, as in Psalm 46:5; Psalm 65:5) answers to φῶς, and mârōm to ἀπρόσιτον. But He also dwells with (את as in Leviticus 16:16) the crushed and lowly of spirit. To these He is most intimately near, and that for a salutary and gracious purpose, namely "to revive ... ." ההיהe and היּה always signify either to keep that which is living alive, or to restore to life that which is dead. The spirit is the seat of pride and humility, the heart the seat of all feeling of joy and sorrow; we have therefore spiritum humilium and cor contritorum. The selfish egotism which repentance breaks has its root in the heart; and the self-consciousness, from whose false elevation repentance brings down, has its seat in the spirit (Psychol. p. 199).

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Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, said the LORD, to the wicked.

2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace...

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Cross References
Isaiah 48:22
"There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God."

Isaiah 59:8
The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads crooked; no one who treads on them knows peace.

Ezekiel 13:16
the prophets of Israel who prophesied concerning Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her, when there was no peace, declares the Lord GOD.

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