Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Not for ever doth He strive, Nor to the age doth He watch.

New American Standard Bible

He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

He will not always chide, nor will he keep [it] forever.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

His feeling will no longer be bitter; he will not keep his wrath for ever.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

He will not contend forever; he will not keep forever.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He does not dispute continually, nor keep [his anger] forever.

Modern King James verseion

He will not always chasten, nor will He keep His anger forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He will not alwayS be chiding, neither keepeth he his anger forever.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Not perpetually, will he contend, Nor age-abidingly, retain anger;

Webster

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.

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Forgiving God

8 Merciful and gracious is Jehovah, Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy. 9 Not for ever doth He strive, Nor to the age doth He watch. 10 Not according to our sins hath He done to us, Nor according to our iniquities Hath He conferred benefits upon us.


Cross References

Psalm 30:5

For -- a moment is in His anger, Life is in His good-will, At even remaineth weeping, and at morn singing.

Isaiah 57:16

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.

Jeremiah 3:5

Doth He keep to the age? watch for ever?' Lo, these things thou hast spoken, And thou dost the evil things, and prevailest.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and thou hast proclaimed these words toward the north, and hast said, Turn back, O backsliding Israel, An affirmation of Jehovah! I cause not Mine anger to fall upon you, For I am kind, an affirmation of Jehovah, I watch not to the age.

Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like Thee? taking away iniquity, And passing by the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance, He hath not retained for ever His anger, Because He -- He delighteth in kindness.

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