New International Version
So the LORD relented. "This will not happen," the LORD said.
King James Bible
The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah repented for this: It shall not be, said Jehovah.
World English Bible
Yahweh relented concerning this. "It shall not be," says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath repented of this, 'It shall not be,' said Jehovah.
Amos 7:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord repented - Changed his purpose of destroying them by the locusts. See Amos 7:6.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether Irony is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that irony, which consists in belittling oneself, is not a sin. For no sin arises from one's being strengthened by God: and yet this leads one to belittle oneself, according to Prov. 30:1,2: "The vision which the man spoke, with whom is God, and who being strengthened by God, abiding with him, said, I am the most foolish of men." Also it is written (Amos 7:14): "Amos answered . . . I am not a prophet." Therefore irony, whereby a man belittles himself in words, is not a sin. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The River of Egypt, Rhinocorura. The Lake of Sirbon.
So the LORD said, "I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created--and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground--for I regret that I have made them."
The LORD will vindicate his people and relent concerning his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free.
Relent, LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!"
If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.
"How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused.
Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
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