Isaiah 57:16
Good News Translation
I gave my people life, and I will not continue to accuse them or be angry with them forever.

Contemporary English Version
My people, I won't stay angry and keep on accusing you. After all, I am your Creator. I don't want you to give up in complete despair.

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

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

I will not

Psalm 78:38,39 But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: and will not destroy them. And many a time did he turn away his anger: and did not kindle all his wrath. . . .

Psalm 85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever: or wilt thou extend thy wrath from generation to generation?

Psalm 103:9-16 He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever. . . .

Jeremiah 10:24 Correct me, O Lord, but yet with judgment: and not in thy fury, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.

the souls

Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith the Lord God that created the heavens, and stretched them out: that established the earth, and the things that spring out of it: that giveth breath to the people upon it, and spirit to them that tread thereon.

Numbers 16:22 They fell flat on their face, and said: O most mighty, the God of the spirits of all flesh, for one man's sin shall thy wrath rage against all?

Job 34:14,15 If he turn his heart to him, he shall draw his spirit and breath unto himself. . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:7 And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

Jeremiah 38:16 Then king Sedecias swore to Jeremiah, in private, saying: As the Lord liveth, that, made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, nor will I deliver thee into the hands of these men that seek thy life.

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord upon Israel. Thus saith the Lord, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundations of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man in him:

Hebrews 12:9 Moreover, we have had fathers of our flesh for instructors, and we reverenced them. Shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits and live?

Context
Healing for the Repentant
15For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. 16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be angry unto the end: because the spirit shall go forth from my face, and breathings I will make.17For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and I struck him: I hid my face from thee, and was angry: and he went away wandering in his own heart.…
Cross References
Genesis 6:3
And God said: My spirit shall not remain in man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Psalm 85:5
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever: or wilt thou extend thy wrath from generation to generation?

Psalm 103:9
He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever.

Ecclesiastes 12:7
And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

Isaiah 42:5
Thus saith the Lord God that created the heavens, and stretched them out: that established the earth, and the things that spring out of it: that giveth breath to the people upon it, and spirit to them that tread thereon.

Jeremiah 3:5
Wilt thou be angry for ever, or wilt thou continue unto the end? Behold, thou hast spoken, and hast done evil things, and hast been able.

Jeremiah 38:16
Then king Sedecias swore to Jeremiah, in private, saying: As the Lord liveth, that, made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, nor will I deliver thee into the hands of these men that seek thy life.

Ezekiel 18:4
Behold all souls are mine: as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, the same shall die.

Amos 1:11
Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Edom, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath pursued his brother with the sword, and hath carried on his fury, and hath kept his wrath to the end.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.

Zechariah 12:1
The burden of the word of the Lord upon Israel. Thus saith the Lord, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundations of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man in him:

Additional Translations
For I will not accuse you forever, nor will I always be angry; for then the spirit of man would grow weak before Me, with the breath of those I have made.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.

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.

I will not take vengeance on you for ever, neither will I be always angry with you: for my Spirit shall go forth from me, and I have created all breath.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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