New International Version
Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.
King James Bible
And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah repented of the evil that he had said he would do to his people.
World English Bible
Yahweh repented of the evil which he said he would do to his people.
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah repenteth of the evil which He hath spoken of doing to His people.
Exodus 32:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the Lord repented of the evil - This is spoken merely after the manner of men who, having formed a purpose, permit themselves to be diverted from it by strong and forcible reasons, and so change their minds relative to their former intentions.
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'And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 2. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 3. And all the people brake off the golden …
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The Prophet Micah.
If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people."
1 Samuel 15:11
"I regret that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions." Samuel was angry, and he cried out to the LORD all that night.
2 Samuel 24:16
When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
1 Chronicles 21:15
And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the LORD saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then standing at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!"
When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
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