Jeremiah 18:8
New International Version
and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.

New Living Translation
but then that nation renounces its evil ways, I will not destroy it as I had planned.

English Standard Version
and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.

Berean Study Bible
But if that nation I warned turns from its evil, then I will relent of the disaster I had planned to inflict.

New American Standard Bible
if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.

King James Bible
If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Christian Standard Bible
However, if that nation about which I have made the announcement turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the disaster I had planned to do to it.

Contemporary English Version
and that nation turns from its evil, I will change my mind.

Good News Translation
but then that nation turns from its evil, I will not do what I said I would.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, if that nation I have made an announcement about turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the disaster I had planned to do to it.

International Standard Version
But if that nation about which I spoke turns from its evil way, I'll change my mind about the disaster that I had planned for it.

NET Bible
But if that nation I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I intended to do to it.

New Heart English Bible
if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I thought to do to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But suppose the nation that I threatened turns away from doing wrong. Then I will change my plans about the disaster I planned to do to it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but if that nation turn from their evil, because of which I have spoken against it, I repent of the evil that I thought to do unto it.

New American Standard 1977
if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if these Gentiles shall turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
If that nation, against whom I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will change from the evil that I thought to do unto them.

American King James Version
If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

American Standard Version
if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and that nation turn from all their sins, then will I repent of the evils which I purposed to do to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If that nation against which I have spoken, shall repent of their evil, I also will repent of the evil that I have thought to do to them.

Darby Bible Translation
if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, then I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

English Revised Version
if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
If that nation against which I have pronounced, shall turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

World English Bible
if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And that nation hath turned from its evil, Because I have spoken against it, Then I have repented of the evil that I thought to do to it.
Study Bible
The Potter and the Clay
7At any time I might announce that a nation or kingdom will be uprooted, torn down, and destroyed. 8But if that nation I warned turns from its evil, then I will relent of the disaster I had planned to inflict. 9And if at another time I announce that I will build up and establish a nation or kingdom,…
Cross References
Psalm 106:45
And He remembered His covenant with them, and relented by the abundance of His loving devotion.

Jeremiah 7:3
Thus says the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel: Correct your ways and your deeds, and I will allow you to live in this place.

Jeremiah 12:16
And if they will diligently learn the ways of My people--to swear by My name, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' just as they taught My people to swear by Baal--then they will be established among My people.

Jeremiah 26:3
Perhaps they will listen and turn--each from his evil way of life--so that I may relent of the disaster that I am planning to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.

Jeremiah 26:13
So now, correct your ways and deeds and obey the voice of the LORD your God, so that He might relent of the disaster that He has pronounced against you.

Jeremiah 36:3
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about all the calamity I plan to bring upon them, each of them will turn from his wicked way. Then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin."

Jeremiah 42:10
If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I shall relent of the disaster I have brought upon you.

Ezekiel 18:21
But if the wicked man turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die.

Ezekiel 33:14
So when I tell the wicked man, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and does what is just and right--

Hosea 11:8
How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within Me; My compassion is stirred!

Joel 2:13
So rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to the LORD your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in loving devotion. And He relents from sending disaster.

Joel 2:14
Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave a blessing behind Him--grain and drink offerings to the LORD your God.

Jonah 3:10
When God saw their actions--that they had turned from their evil ways--He relented from the disaster He had threatened to bring upon them.

Treasury of Scripture

If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

that nation.

Jeremiah 7:3-7
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place…

Jeremiah 36:3
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Judges 10:15,16
And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day…

I will.

Jeremiah 15:6
Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.

Jeremiah 26:3,13
If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings…

Jeremiah 42:10
If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.







Lexicon
But if that
הַה֔וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

nation
הַגּ֣וֹי (hag·gō·w)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

I warned
דִּבַּ֖רְתִּי (dib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

turns
וְשָׁב֙ (wə·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from its evil,
מֵרָ֣עָת֔וֹ (mê·rā·‘ā·ṯōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

then I will relent
וְנִֽחַמְתִּי֙ (wə·ni·ḥam·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the disaster
הָ֣רָעָ֔ה (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

I had planned
חָשַׁ֖בְתִּי (ḥā·šaḇ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

to inflict.
לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
18:1-10 While Jeremiah looks upon the potter's work, God darts into his mind two great truths. God has authority, and power, to form and fashion kingdoms and nations as he pleases. He may dispose of us as he thinks fit; and it would be as absurd for us to dispute this, as for the clay to quarrel with the potter. But he always goes by fixed rules of justice and goodness. When God is coming against us in judgments, we may be sure it is for our sins; but sincere conversion from the evil of sin will prevent the evil of punishment, as to persons, and to families, and nations.
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