Jonah 3:10 {9}
Good News Translation
God saw what they did; he saw that they had given up their wicked behavior. So he changed his mind and did not punish them as he had said he would.

Contemporary English Version
When God saw that the people had stopped doing evil things, he had pity and did not destroy them as he had planned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish?

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Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish?

God saw.

1 Kings 21:27-29 And when Achab had heard these words, he rent his garments, and put haircloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and slept in sackcloth, and walked with his head cast down. . . .

Job 33:27,28 He shall look upon men, and shall say: I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved. . . .

Jeremiah 31:18-20 Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God. . . .

Luke 11:32 The men of Ninive shall rise in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; Because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas. And behold more than Jonas here.

Luke 15:20 And rising up, he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and running to him fell upon his neck and kissed him.

and God repented.

Jonah 4:2 And Jonah was exceedingly troubled, and was angry:

Jeremiah 18:8 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.

Joel 2:13 And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.

Amos 7:3,6 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, I said: O Lord God, be merciful, I beseech thee: who shall raise up Jacob, for he is very little? . . .

Context
Nineveh Repents
9And let men and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that is in their hands. 10Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish?
Cross References
Exodus 32:14
And the Lord was appeased from doing the evil which he had spoken against his people.

1 Kings 21:27
And when Achab had heard these words, he rent his garments, and put haircloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and slept in sackcloth, and walked with his head cast down.

1 Chronicles 21:15
And he sent an angel to Jerusalem, to strike it: and as he was striking it, the Lord beheld, and took pity for the greatness of the evil: and said to the angel that destroyed: It is enough, now stop thy hand. And the angel of the Lord stood by the thrashingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the Lord waiteth that he may have mercy on you: and therefore shall he be exalted sparing you: because the Lord is the God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Jeremiah 18:8
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.

Jeremiah 31:18
Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God.

Jeremiah 36:3
If so be, when the house of Juda shall hear all the evils that I purpose to do unto them, that they may return every man from his wicked way: and I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin.

Jeremiah 42:10
If you will be quiet and remain in this land, I will build you up, and not pull you down: I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for now I am appeased for the evil that I have done to you.

Amos 7:3
And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, I said: O Lord God, be merciful, I beseech thee: who shall raise up Jacob, for he is very little?

Amos 7:6
And I said: O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee, who shall raise up Jacob, for he is a little one?

Jonah 4:11
And the Lord said: Thou art grieved for the ivy, for which thou hast not laboured, nor made it to grow, which in one night came up, and in one night perished.

Additional Translations
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.And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do to them; and he did it not.

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil which he said he would do unto them; and he did it not.

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil ways; and God repented of the evil which he had said he would do to them; and he did it not.

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he had said he would do unto them, and he did [it] not.

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, which he said he would do unto them; and he did it not.

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do to them; and he did it not.

God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. God relented of the disaster which he said he would do to them, and he didn't do it.

And God seeth their works, that they have turned back from their evil way, and God repenteth of the evil that He spake of doing to them, and he hath not done it.
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