New International Version
So the LORD relented. "This will not happen either," the Sovereign LORD said.
King James Bible
The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah repented for this: This also shall not be, said the Lord Jehovah.
World English Bible
Yahweh relented concerning this. "This also shall not be," says the Lord Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath repented of this, 'It also shall not be,' said the Lord Jehovah.
Amos 7:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord God called to contend by fire - Permitted war, both civil and foreign, to harass the land, after the death of Jeroboam the second. These wars would have totally destroyed it, had not the prophet interceded.
It devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part - We are here to understand the partially destructive wars which afterwards took place; for the Lord causes all these things to pass before the eyes of Amos in the vision of prophecy; and intimates that, at the intercession of his prophets, total ruin should be prevented.
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."
Relent, LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
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.
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.
So the LORD relented. "This will not happen," the LORD said.
This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.
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