9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

Other Translations of Psalm 103:9

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.

The Message

9 He doesn't endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever.

New King James Version

9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.

New Living Translation

9 He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 103:9

Commentary on Psalm 103:6-14

(Read Psalm 103:6-14)

Truly God is good to all: he is in a special manner good to Israel. He has revealed himself and his grace to them. By his ways we may understand his precepts, the ways he requires us to walk in; and his promises and purposes. He always has been full of compassion. How unlike are those to God, who take every occasion to chide, and never know when to cease! What would become of us, if God should deal so with us? The Scripture says a great deal of the mercy of God, and we all have experienced it. The father pities his children that are weak in knowledge, and teaches them; pities them when they are froward, and bears with them; pities them when they are sick, and comforts them; pities them when they are fallen, and helps them to rise; pities them when they have offended, and, upon their submission, forgives them; pities them when wronged, and rights them: thus the Lord pities those that fear him. See why he pities. He considers the frailty of our bodies, and the folly of our souls, how little we can do, how little we can bear; in all which his compassion appears.