Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
For—referring to the promise in Isaiah 57:14-15, of restoring Israel when "contrite" (Genesis 6:3; Genesis 8:21; Psalms 78:38-39; Psalms 85:5; Psalms 103:9, Psalms 103:13-14; Micah 7:18). God "will not contend for ever" with His people, for their human spirit would thereby be utterly crushed, whereas God's object is to chasten, not to destroy them (Lamentations 3:33-34; Micah 7:8-9). With the ungodly He is "angry every day" (Psalms 7:11; Revelation 14:11).
spirit . . . before me—that is, the human spirit which went forth from Me (Numbers 16:22), answering to "which I have made" in the parallel clause.
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