|New International Version (© 2011)|
Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish."
King James Bible
Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
American Standard Version
Who knoweth whether God will not turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
Young's Literal Translation
Who knoweth? He doth turn back, and God hath repented, and hath turned back from the heat of His anger, and we do not perish.'
Jonah 3:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who can tell if God will turn and repent - There is at least a peradventure for our salvation. God may turn towards us, change his purpose, and save us alive. While there is life there is hope; God has no pleasure in the death of sinners; he is gracious and compassionate. Himself has prescribed repentance; if we repent, and turn to him from our iniquities, who knows then whether God will not turn, etc.
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Jonah 1:6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, What mean you, O sleeper? arise, call on your God, if so be that God will think on us...
2 Samuel 12:22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me...
Psalm 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
Joel 2:13,14 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger...
Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate...
Luke 15:18-20 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you...
Jonah 3:9 Parallel CommentariesAnger Burning Changing Compassion Destruction Fierce Heat Overtake Perish Purpose Relent Repent Repented Turn Turned Turning Whether Withdraw WrathAnger Burning Changing Compassion Destruction Fierce Heat Overtake Perish Purpose Relent Repent Repented Turn Turned Turning Whether Withdraw WrathTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Samuel 12:22 He answered, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, 'Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.'
Psalm 85:3 You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger.
Psalm 90:13 Relent, LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
Jeremiah 26:13 Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the LORD your God. Then the LORD will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you.
Daniel 4:27 Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue."
Joel 2:14 Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing-- grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.
Jonah 1:6 The captain went to him and said, "How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish."