I will not accuse for ever, nor will I always be angry, for then the spirit of man would grow faint before me—the breath of man that I have created.
"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.
For I will not fight against you forever; I will not always show my anger. If I did, all people would pass away––all the souls I have made.
For I'm not going to haul people into court endlessly, I'm not going to be angry forever. Otherwise, people would lose heart. These souls I created would tire out and give up.
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.
For I will not continually accuse, nor will I always be angry; for then the spirits would grow faint before me, even the souls that I have made.
For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would fail before Me, And the souls which I have made.
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1 tn Or perhaps, “argue,” or “accuse” (so NAB, NIV, NRSV).
2 tn Heb “for a spirit from before me would be faint.”