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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Isaiah 57:16


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    King James Bible - 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.

    World English 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.

    Douay-Rheims - Isaiah 57:16

    For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be angry unto the end: because the spirit shall go forth from my face, end breathings I will make.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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.

    Original Hebrew

    כי
    3588 לא 3808 לעולם 5769 אריב 7378 ולא 3808 לנצח 5331 אקצוף 7107 כי 3588 רוח 7307 מלפני 6440 יעטוף 5848 ונשׁמות 5397 אני 589 עשׂיתי׃ 6213

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    VERSE (16) -
    Ps 78:38,39; 85:5; 103:9-16 Jer 10:24 Mic 7:18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 57:16

    Porque no contenderé para siempre, ni para siempre enojaré; porque el espíritu por mi vistió el cuerpo, y yo hice las almas.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 57:16

    Verse 16. For I will not
    contend for ever] The learned have taken a great deal of pains to little purpose on the latter part of this verses which they suppose to be very obscure. After all their labours upon it, I think the best and easiest explication of it is given in the two following elegant passages of the Psalms, which I presume are exactly parallel to it, and very clearly express the same sentiment.

    "But he in his tender mercy will forgive their sin And wiil not destroy them; Yea, oftentimes will he turn away his wrath, And will not rouse up his indignation: For he remembereth that they are but flesh, A breath that passeth, and returneth not." Psalm lxxviii. 38, 39.

    "He will not always contend Neither will he for ever hold his wrath: As a father yearneth towards his children, So is JEHOVAH tenderly compassionate towards them that fear him For he knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are but dust." Psalm cxiii. 9, 13, 14.

    In the former of these two passages the second line seems to be defective both in measure and sense. I suppose the word µtwa otham, then is lost at the end; which seems to be acknowledged by the Chaldee and Vulgate, who render as if they had read µtwa tyjy alw velo yaschith otham. - L.

    For the spirit] jwr ruach, the animal life.

    And the souls] twmn neshamoth, the immortal spirits. The Targum understands this of the resurrection. I will restore the souls of the dead, i.e., to their bodies.


    Matthew Henry Commentary
    The
    blessed death of the righteous. (Is. 57:1,2) The abominabl idolatries of the Jewish nation. (Is. 57:3-12) Promises to the humbl and contrite. (Is. 57:13-21)

    Is. 57:1,2 The righteous are delivered from the sting of death, no from the stroke of it. The careless world disregards this. Few lamen it as a public loss, and very few notice it as a public warning. The are taken away in compassion, that they may not see the evil, nor shar in it, nor be tempted by it. The righteous man, when he dies, enter into peace and rest.

    Is. 57:3-12 The Lord here calls apostates and hypocrites to appea before him. When reproved for their sins, and threatened with judgments, they ridiculed the word of God. The Jews were guilty of idolatry before the captivity; but not after that affliction. Their zeal in the worship of false gods, may shame our indifference in the worship of the true God. The service of sin is disgraceful slavery those who thus debase themselves to hell, will justly have their portion there. Men incline to a religion that inflames their unhol passions. They are led to do any evil, however great or vile, if the think it will atone for crimes, or purchase indulgence for some favourite lust. This explains idolatry, whether pagan, Jewish, or antichristian. But those who set up anything instead of God, for their hope and confidence, never will come to a right end. Those who forsak the only right way, wander in a thousand by-paths. The pleasures of sin soon tire, but never satisfy. Those who care not for the word of God and his providences, show they have no fear of God. Sin profits not; i ruins and destroys.

    Is. 57:13-21 The idols and their worshippers shall come to nothing; but those who trust in God's grace, shall be brought to the joys of heaven With the Lord there is neither beginning of days, nor end of life, no change of time. His name is holy, and all must know him as a holy God He will have tender regard to those who bring their mind to their condition, and dread his wrath. He will make his abode with those whose hearts he has thus humbled, in order to revive and comfort them. When troubles last long, even good men are tempted to entertain har thoughts of God. Therefore He will not contend for ever, for he wil not forsake the work of his own hands, nor defeat the purchase of his Son's blood. Covetousness is a sin that particularly lays men under the Divine displeasure. See the sinfulness of sin. See also that trouble cannot reform men unless God's grace work in them. Peace shall be published, perfect peace. It is the fruit of preaching lips, an praying lips. Christ came and preached peace to Gentiles, as well as to the Jews; to after-ages, who were afar off in time, as well as to thos of that age. But the wicked would not be healed by God's grace therefore would not be healed by his comforts. Their ungoverned lust and passions made them like the troubled sea. Also the terrors of conscience disturbed their enjoyments. God hath said it, and all the world cannot unsay it, That there is no peace to those who allo themselves in any sin. If we are recovered from such an awful state, it is only by the grace of God. And the influences of the Holy Spirit, an that new heart, from whence comes grateful praise, the fruit of ou lips, are his gift. Salvation, with all its fruits, hopes, an comforts, is his work, and to him belongs all the glory. There is n peace for the wicked man; but let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, and he will abundantl pardon __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    כי 3588 לא 3808 לעולם 5769 אריב 7378 ולא 3808 לנצח 5331 אקצוף 7107 כי 3588 רוח 7307 מלפני 6440 יעטוף 5848 ונשׁמות 5397 אני 589 עשׂיתי׃ 6213


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