Relent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To become less rigid; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.

2. (v. i.) To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, cruel, or the like; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion.

3. (v. t.) To slacken; to abate.

4. (v. t.) To soften; to dissolve.

5. (v. t.) To mollify ; to cause to be less harsh or severe.

6. (n.) Stay; stop; delay.

Strong's Hebrew
5162. nacham -- to be sorry, console oneself
... comforts (2), console (3), consolers (1), consoling (1), give rest (1), have compassion
(2), moved to pity (1), regret (1), regretted (1), relent (5), relented ...
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6544a. para -- let go, let alone
... 1), draw the away (1), get out of control (1), go loose (1), lack of restraint
(1), let (1), neglect (1), neglected (1), neglects (2), relent (1), uncover (2 ...
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Library

From Megiddo to Carchemish, 608-605.
... I have charged thee to speak to them; keep back not a word.3. Peradventure they
will hearken and turn every man from his evil way, and I shall relent of the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/1 from megiddo to carchemish.htm

Israel and Britain. A Note of Warning
... their ears also seemed to be stopped, for they heard his words and did not understand
them; and their hearts also were heavy, for they did not relent under the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 31 1885/israel and britain a note.htm

Repentance
... Some have a tender affection, arising from their constitution, whereby they
are apt to weep and relent when they see any object of pity. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/the ten commandments/4 2 repentance.htm

A Solemn Embassy
... them that, if they will but surrender and yield to their lawful king, he will pardon
every one of them, even the very vilest of them will relent." Then, saith ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 62 1916/a solemn embassy.htm

The Pilgrim
... One here will constant be, Come wind, come weather; There's no discouragement Shall
make him once relent His first-avow'd intent To be a Pilgrim. ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the pilgrim.htm

The Good that I Would I do Not. Rom 7
... And frights my soul away. I would but can't repent. Though I endeavor oft; This
stony heart can ne'er relent. Till JESUS make it soft. I would but cannot love,. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 126 the good that.htm

Saint John Baptist
... Who listen'd to his voice, obey'd his cry? Only the echoes, which he made
relent,. Rung from their marble caves, 'Repent, repent!'. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/xxxiii saint john baptist.htm

A. Lord Tennyson
... ye cannot enter now. No light had we: for that we do repent; And learning this,
the Bridegroom will relent. Too late, too late! ye cannot enter now. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/ccccxix a lord tennyson.htm

Septuagesima 117. He who Would Valiant Be
... Let him in constancy. Follow the Master. There's no discouragement. Shall make him
once relent. His first avowed intent. To be a pilgrim. Who so beset him round ...
/.../septuagesima 117 he who would.htm

Forgiveness.
... every day? 4 And shall not wrath relent, Touched by that humble strain,
My brother crying, "I repent, Nor will offend again?". 5 ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/adams/hymns for christian devotion/823 forgiveness.htm

Thesaurus
Relent (15 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Relent (15 Occurrences). ... (See NIV). Psalms 7:12 If a man
doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow. ...
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Relented (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Relent. Multi-Version Concordance
Relented (9 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 24:16 When the angel ...
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Releasing (3 Occurrences)

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Relents (2 Occurrences)
... I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing ...
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Sharpen (8 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS RSV NIV). Psalms 7:12 If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his
sword; he has bent and strung his bow. (WEB DBY YLT NAS NIV). ...
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String (12 Occurrences)
... wine. (See NIV). Psalms 7:12 If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his
sword; he has bent and strung his bow. (See NIV). Psalms ...
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Strung (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Strung (3 Occurrences). Psalms 7:12 If a man doesn't relent,
he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow. (WEB RSV). ...
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Sorry (27 Occurrences)
... I will be sorry for my sin. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV). Psalms 90:13 Relent,
Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants! (See NAS). ...
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Abounding (28 Occurrences)
... I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing ...
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Wasn't (35 Occurrences)
... I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing ...
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Concordance
Relent (15 Occurrences)

Exodus 32:12
Why should the Egyptians speak, saying,'He brought them forth for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?' Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people.
(See NIV)

Psalms 7:12
If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.
(WEB NIV)

Psalms 90:13
Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants!
(WEB NIV)

Isaiah 57:6
Among the smooth stones of the valley is your heritage; they, even they, are your part: even to them have you made a drink offering and a meal offering. Is it possible for such things to be overlooked by me?
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 4:28
The earth will be weeping for this, and the heavens on high will be black: because I have said it, and I will not go back from it; it is my purpose, and it will not be changed.
(See RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 18:8
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.
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 26:3
It may be they will listen, and turn every man from his evil way; that I may repent me of the evil which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 26:13
Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of Yahweh your God; and Yahweh will repent him of the evil that he has pronounced against you.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 26:19
Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Didn't he fear Yahweh, and entreat the favor of Yahweh, and Yahweh relented of the disaster which he had pronounced against them? Thus should we commit great evil against our own souls.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Jeremiah 42:10
If you 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 grieve over the distress that I have brought on you.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 24:14
I, Yahweh, have spoken it: it shall happen, and I will do it: I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says the Lord Yahweh.
(See NAS NIV)

Joel 2:14
Who knows? He may turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meal offering and a drink offering to Yahweh, your God.
(WEB NAS)

Jonah 3:9
Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, so that we might not perish?"
(WEB NAS NIV)

Jonah 4:2
He prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please, Yahweh, wasn't this what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing harm.
(WEB NAS NIV)

Zechariah 8:14
For thus says Yahweh of Armies: "As I thought to do evil to you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath," says Yahweh of Armies, "and I didn't repent;
(See NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Relent

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Relented (9 Occurrences)

Releasing (3 Occurrences)

Relents (2 Occurrences)

Sharpen (8 Occurrences)

String (12 Occurrences)

Strung (3 Occurrences)

Sorry (27 Occurrences)

Abounding (28 Occurrences)

Wasn't (35 Occurrences)

Withdraw (52 Occurrences)

Ah (43 Occurrences)

Bent (107 Occurrences)

Quick (49 Occurrences)

Merciful (53 Occurrences)

Sharp (115 Occurrences)

Relenting (3 Occurrences)

Fierce (92 Occurrences)

Compassion (145 Occurrences)

Prayed (97 Occurrences)

Pity (165 Occurrences)

Hurried (48 Occurrences)

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