Isaiah 57:16

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I will not contend for euer, neither will I be alwayes wroth: for the spirit should faile before me, and the soules which I haue made.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for the spirit that enwrappeth itself is from Me, and the souls which I have made.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 57:16


57:16 For - I will not proceed to the utmost severity with sinful men.


Discussion for Isaiah 57

  • MALLAN
    In our Christian walk we should focus on the Lord regardless of the situations we are in
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Behold verse fifteen ! Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh, raise up that servant according to your Holy and Matchless Word and send him forth in and through your Son our Blessed Lord and near future Majesty King to come Christ Yeshua Jesus Glory Amen indeed. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA GLORY AMEN AND AMEN ! Shalom yedda dim.
  • Janice Jones
    This bible verse helps me out alot.
  • Norma richardson
    I believe that God puts us through trials to test our faith
  • Phaye
    His mercy endures the foever. If you believe. We have to go through somethings. If we are not tested how would you now you are saved. Through Christ we are conquerors.
  • Norm
    Some say our SAVIOUR will pour His wrath upon both the righteous and unrighteous which is a most-unrighteous belief in itself. Do not strive with these but rejoice in the truth of the Father's Word and preach the truth as you receive it from Him. We must love our enemies. In Christ, God bless you. Psalms 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. Psalms 145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

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