Jonah 3:9 {8}
Good News Translation
Perhaps God will change his mind; perhaps he will stop being angry, and we will not die!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And 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.

New American Bible
Who knows? God may again repent and turn from his blazing wrath, so that we will not perish.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And 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.

Jonah 1:6 And the mariners were afraid, and the men cried to their god: and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: and Jonah went down into the inner part of the ship, and fell into a deep sleep.

2 Samuel 12:22 And he said: While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept for him: for I said: Who knoweth whether the Lord may not give him to me, and the child may live?

Psalm 106:45 And he was mindful of his covenant: and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

Joel 2:13,14 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 5:15 Hate evil, and love good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be the Lord the God of hosts may have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.

Luke 15:18-20 I will arise and will go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee. . . .

Context
Nineveh Repents
8And he caused it to be proclaimed and published in Ninive, from the mouth of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither men nor beasts, oxen, nor sheep taste anything: let them not feed, nor drink water. 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
2 Samuel 12:22
And he said: While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept for him: for I said: Who knoweth whether the Lord may not give him to me, and the child may live?

Psalm 85:3
Thou hast mitigated all thy anger: thou hast turned away from the wrath of thy indignation.

Psalm 90:13
Return, O Lord, how long? and be entreated in favour of thy servants.

Jeremiah 26:13
Now therefore amend your ways, and your doings, and hearken to the voice of the Lord your God: and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath spoken against you.

Daniel 4:27
And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?

Joel 2:14
Who knoweth but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?

Jonah 1:6
And the mariners were afraid, and the men cried to their god: and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: and Jonah went down into the inner part of the ship, and fell into a deep sleep.

Additional Translations
Who knows? God may turn and relent; He may turn from His fierce anger, so that we will not perish.”Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Who knoweth whether God will not turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Who knows if God will repent, and turn from his fierce anger, and so we shall not perish?

Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Who knoweth whether God will not turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, so that we might not perish?"

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.'
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