1 Samuel 15:29

“And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And also the strength of Israel will not lie, nor repent: for he is not a man that he should repent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And further, the Glory of Israel will not say what is false, and his purpose may not be changed: for he is not a man, whose purpose may be changed.
- Basic English Bible

And also the Hope of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.
- Darby Bible

And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
- Webster's Bible

Also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent."
- World English Bible

and also, the Pre-eminence of Israel doth not lie nor repent, for He [is] not a man to be penitent.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And also the Glory of Israel will not lie nor repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 15:29


15:29 Strength of Israel - So he calls God here, to shew the reason why God neither will nor can lie; because lying proceeds from the sense of a man's weakness, who cannot many times accomplish his design without lying and dissimulation; therefore many princes have used it for this very reason. But God needs no such artifices; he can do whatsoever he pleaseth by his absolute power. Repent - That is, nor change his counsel; which also is an effect of weakness and imperfection, either of wisdom or power. So that this word is not here used in the sense it commonly is when applied to God, as in #Jer 11:1 |- 23, and elsewhere.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 15:29

  • AKIN ADEGBOLA for verse 29
    HIS KNOWLEDGE IS LIMITLESS THEREFORE WHATEVER HE SAYS IS BASED ON HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE AND BEING THE CREATOR,HIS COUNSEL CANNOT BE FAULTED.HIS THE SUPREME BEING,IN PSALM 138 V 2b ..for He magnifier His words more than any of His names.

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