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

  • A disciple
    Peter; I'm so sorry about your daughter. There are no words to express the pain and sorrow; and little we can do to comfort other but weep and pray. This is an evil world and our time is short; and the ones whom we love are most precious and so very much needed. Our comfort and strength is Jesus, who stands with us; and the Word He has promised to wipe away all our tears. You shall see her again!
  • Rev Peter Ratcliff
    Yes, my daughter was taken when just over 3 and a half. We are sure the Lord has done all things well. Our God has prepared great things for us in glory and we won't be disappointed. It puts things in perspective to have had such a loss. Wonderful Saviour!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that Jehovah God desires to revive the lowly in spirit and those who are crushed in heart.
  • Irene123
    V. 57 - It says the RIGHTEOUS shall be taken away from the evil to come. Isaiah was a prophet and the Lord gave him this prophecy of the Rapture - before the evil, i.e. GREAT tribulation. We will and do have tribulation in our walk with Him, as one on here has said, because Jesus (Himself no less) - said so. But we know it's not the WRATH TO COME - Jesus said so, Rom. 1:18. UN - righteousness!!.
  • 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.

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