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

  • Janice Jones
    This bible verse helps me out alot.
  • Norma richardson
    I believe that God puts us through trials to test our faith
  • Norm
    Oh heavenly Father, our Saviour, thank You for Your grace, lovingkindnesses and tender mercies. By Your grace we are saved! In Christ Jesus we live for ever! Amen Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart thou hast visited me in the night thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand but the wise shall understand. Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay but rather division:
  • Norm
    The Father corrects His children, tries them and makes them white, but not condemned to wrath. The disobedient will not receive His correction. Psalms 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD neither be weary of his correction: Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Wisdom of Solomon 12:26 But they that would not be reformed by that correction, wherein he dallied with them, shall feel a judgment worthy of God.
  • 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?

Bible Options