Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified


“For I will not contend forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would grow weak before Me,
And the breath of those whom I have created.

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.

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 saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. 16 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. 17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid my face and was wroth; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.


Cross References

Psalm 85:5

Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth over the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in lovingkindness.

Isaiah 42:5

Thus saith God Jehovah, he that created the heavens, and stretched them forth; he that spread abroad the earth and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

Genesis 6:3

And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty 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 wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

Job 34:14-15

If he set his heart upon himself, If he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

Psalm 78:38-39

But he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: Yea, many a time turned he his anger away, And did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 103:9-16

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

Ecclesiastes 12:7

and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.

Jeremiah 10:24

O Jehovah, correct me, but in measure: not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 38:16

So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As Jehovah liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.

Zechariah 12:1

The burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel. Thus'saith Jehovah, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him:

Hebrews 12:9

Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

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