New Living Translation
And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!"
King James Bible
And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
Darby Bible Translation
And also the Hope of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.
World English Bible
Also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent."
Young's Literal Translation
and also, the Pre-eminence of Israel doth not lie nor repent, for He is not a man to be penitent.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:29 Strength of Israel - So he calls God here, to shew the reason why God neither will nor can lie; because lying proceeds from the sense of a man's weakness, who cannot many times accomplish his design without lying and dissimulation; therefore many princes have used it for this very reason. But God needs no such artifices; he can do whatsoever he pleaseth by his absolute power. Repent - That is, nor change his counsel; which also is an effect of weakness and imperfection, either of wisdom or power. So that this word is not here used in the sense it commonly is when applied to God, as in Jer 11:1 - 23, and elsewhere.
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Blessed are they that mourn. Matthew 5:4 Here are eight steps leading to true blessedness. They may be compared to Jacob's Ladder, the top whereof reached to heaven. We have already gone over one step, and now let us proceed to the second: Blessed are they that mourn'. We must go through the valley of tears to paradise. Mourning were a sad and unpleasant subject to treat on, were it not that it has blessedness going before, and comfort coming after. Mourning is put here for repentance. It implies …
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12
The New Covenant.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God--who does not lie--promised them before the world began.
but there was an oath regarding Jesus. For God said to him, "The LORD has taken an oath and will not break his vow: 'You are a priest forever.'"
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.
"I, the LORD, have spoken! The time has come, and I won't hold back. I will not change my mind, and I will have no pity on you. You will be judged on the basis of all your wicked actions, says the Sovereign LORD."
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