Psalm 79:5
New International Version
How long, LORD? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?

New Living Translation
O LORD, how long will you be angry with us? Forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?

English Standard Version
How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?

Berean Study Bible
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

King James Bible
How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

New King James Version
How long, LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

New American Standard Bible
How long, LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

NASB 1995
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

NASB 1977
How long, O LORD? Wilt Thou be angry forever? Will Thy jealousy burn like fire?

Amplified Bible
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy [which cannot endure a divided allegiance] burn like fire?

Christian Standard Bible
How long, LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy keep burning like fire?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long, Yahweh? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy keep burning like fire?

American Standard Version
How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How long will you be angry, LORD JEHOVAH; forever? Your wrath burns like fire!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long, O Lord? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, will you keep on being angry? Will your angry feelings keep flaming up like fire?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long, O Lord, wilt thou be angry for ever: shall thy zeal be kindled like a fire?

English Revised Version
How long, O LORD, wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Good News Translation
LORD, will you be angry with us forever? Will your anger continue to burn like fire?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How long, O LORD? Will you remain angry forever? Will your fury continue to burn like fire?

International Standard Version
How long, LORD, will you be angry? Forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long, O LORD, wilt Thou be angry for ever? How long will Thy jealousy burn like fire?

Literal Standard Version
Until when, O YHWH? Are You angry forever? Your jealousy burns as fire.

NET Bible
How long will this go on, O LORD? Will you stay angry forever? How long will your rage burn like fire?

New Heart English Bible
How long, LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?

World English Bible
How long, Yahweh? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when, O Jehovah? art Thou angry for ever? Thy jealousy doth burn as fire.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Deliverance
4We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those around us. 5How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire? 6Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You, on the kingdoms that refuse to call on Your name,…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:20
The LORD will never be willing to forgive him. Instead, His anger and jealousy will burn against that man, and every curse written in this book will fall upon him. The LORD will blot out his name from under heaven

Psalm 13:1
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 60:1
You have rejected us, O God; You have broken us; You have been angry; restore us!

Psalm 74:1
Why have You rejected us forever, O God? Why does Your anger burn against the sheep of Your pasture?

Psalm 74:9
There are no signs for us to see. There is no longer any prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.

Psalm 80:4
O LORD God of Hosts, how long will Your anger smolder against the prayers of Your people?

Psalm 85:5
Will You be angry with us forever? Will You draw out Your anger to all generations?


Treasury of Scripture

How long, LORD? will you be angry for ever? shall your jealousy burn like fire?

how long

Psalm 13:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? …

Psalm 74:1,9,10
Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? …

Psalm 80:4
O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

wilt

Psalm 85:5
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Psalm 103:9
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

Isaiah 64:9
Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

jealousy

Deuteronomy 29:20
The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.

Deuteronomy 32:16,22
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger…

Ezekiel 36:5
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.









(5) How long, Lord?--The dominant cry of the Maccabaean age. (See Psalm 74:9.)

Verse 5. - How long, Lord? i.e. "How long, O Lord, is this condition of things to endure?" (comp. Psalm 6:5; Psalm 90:13; Revelation 6:10). An ellipse after "how long?" is common. Wilt thou be angry forever? (see Psalm 13:1; Psalm 74:12; Lamentations 5:20). Shall thy jealousy burn like fire? It was their worship of other gods that God especially visited on his people by the Babylonish captivity (see Jeremiah, passim).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How long,
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Interrogative
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

O LORD?
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

Will You be angry
תֶּאֱנַ֣ף (te·’ĕ·nap̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 599: To breathe hard, be enraged

forever?
לָנֶ֑צַח (lā·ne·ṣaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

Will Your jealousy
קִנְאָתֶֽךָ׃ (qin·’ā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7068: Ardor, zeal, jealousy

burn
תִּבְעַ֥ר (tiḇ·‘ar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

like
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

fire?
אֵ֝֗שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire


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