Parallel Verses

Amplified

For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated.

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 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.

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry, for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls that 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.

Bible in Basic English

For I will not give punishment for ever, or be angry without end: for from me breath goes out; and I it was who made the souls.

Darby 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

For not forever will I contend, and not to everlasting will I be angry: for the spirit will faint from before me, and the lives I made.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I will not attack forever, and I will not be angry forever, for [the] spirit will grow faint before me, and [the] breaths [that] I myself I have made.

Modern King James verseion

For I will not contend forever, nor will I be always angry; for the spirit should fail before Me, and the souls I have made.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I chide not ever, and am not wroth without end. But the blasting goeth from me, though I make the breath.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

For not age-abidingly, will I contend, Nor perpetually, will I be wroth, - For, spirit, before me, would faint, Even the breathing souls, which, I, had made.

Webster

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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For I will not contend
רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

neither will I be always
נצח נצח 
Netsach 
Usage: 43

קצף 
Qatsaph 
Usage: 34

for the spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

me, and the souls
נשׁמה 
N@shamah 
Usage: 24

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Peace For The Contrite

15 For thus says the high and lofty One -- "He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin]. 16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated. 17 Because of the iniquity of his [Judah's] covetousness and unjust gain I was angry and smote him. I hid my face and was angry, and he went on turning away and backsliding in the way of his [own willful] heart.


Cross References

Psalm 85:5

Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger [and disfavor] and spread it out to all generations?

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness.

Isaiah 42:5

Thus says God the Lord -- "He Who created the heavens and stretched them forth, He Who spread abroad the earth and that which comes out of it, He Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

Genesis 6:3

Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.

Numbers 16:22

And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin and will You be angry with all the congregation?

Job 34:14-15

If [God] should set His heart upon him [man] and withdraw His [life-giving] spirit and His breath [from man] to Himself,

Psalm 78:38-39

But He, full of [merciful] compassion, forgave their iniquity and destroyed them not; yes, many a time He turned His anger away and did not stir up all His wrath and indignation.

Psalm 103:9-16

He will not always chide or be contending, neither will He keep His anger forever or hold a grudge.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

Then shall the dust [out of which God made man's body] return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God Who gave it.

Jeremiah 10:24

O Lord, correct, instruct, and chastise me, but with judgment and in just measure -- "not in Your anger, lest You diminish me and bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 38:16

So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, As the Lord lives, Who made our lives, I will not put you to death or give you into the hands of these men who seek your life.

Zechariah 12:1

The burden or oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him:

Hebrews 12:9

Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us]. Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so [truly] live?

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