New International Version
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind."
King James Bible
And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
Darby Bible Translation
And also the Hope of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.
World English Bible
Also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent."
Young's Literal Translation
and also, the Pre-eminence of Israel doth not lie nor repent, for He is not a man to be penitent.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Strength of Israel will not lie - What God has purposed he will bring to pass, for he has all power in the heavens and in the earth; and he will not repent - change his purpose - concerning thee.
We may say it was some extenuation of Saul's fault that the people insisted on preserving the best of the prey; for who could resist the demands of a victorious mob? But his crime was in consenting; had he not, the crime would have been theirs alone.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Strength. or, Eternity, or, Victory
will not lie
'Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, 11. It repenteth Me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following Me, and hath not performed My commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night. 12. And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. 13. And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,
but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: 'You are a priest forever.'"
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
"'I the LORD have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"
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