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.
Cross ReferencesExodus 32:14
So the LORD relented from the calamity He had threatened to bring on His people.
1 Kings 21:27
When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He lay down in sackcloth and walked around meekly.
1 Chronicles 21:15
Then God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem, but as the angel was doing so the LORD saw it and relented from the calamity, and He said to the angel who was destroying the people, "Enough, withdraw your hand now!" At that time the angel of the LORD was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him.
But if that nation I warned turns from its evil, then I will relent of the disaster I had planned to inflict.
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for You are the LORD my God.
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."
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.
So the LORD relented from this plan. "It will not happen," He said.
So the LORD relented from this plan. "It will not happen either," said the Lord GOD.
So should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well?"
Chapter Outline1. Jonah, sent again, preaches to the Ninevites.
5. Upon their repentance,
10. God relents.
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1 Kings 21:27-29
Job 33:27, 28
and God repented.
Amos 7:3, 6
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