New Living Translation
So the LORD relented from this plan. "I will not do it," he said.
King James Bible
The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah repented for this: It shall not be, said Jehovah.
World English Bible
Yahweh relented concerning this. "It shall not be," says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath repented of this, 'It shall not be,' said Jehovah.
Amos 7:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:3 Repented - This is spoken after the manner of men.
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The Essay which brings up the rear in this very guilty volume is from the pen of the "Rev. Benjamin Jowett, M.A., [Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College, and] Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Oxford,"--"a gentleman whose high personal character and general respectability seem to give a weight to his words, which assuredly they do not carry of themselves  ." His performance is entitled "On the Interpretation of Scripture:" being, in reality, nothing else but a laborious denial of …
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The Assyrian Captivity
And the LORD said, "I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing--all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them."
"Indeed, the LORD will give justice to his people, and he will change his mind about his servants, when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free.
O LORD, come back to us! How long will you delay? Take pity on your servants!
But did King Hezekiah and the people kill him for saying this? No, they turned from their sins and worshiped the LORD. They begged him for mercy. Then the LORD changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had pronounced against them. So we are about to do ourselves great harm."
Stay here in this land. If you do, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you. For I am sorry about all the punishment I have had to bring upon you.
"Oh, how can I give you up, Israel? How can I let you go? How can I destroy you like Admah or demolish you like Zeboiim? My heart is torn within me, and my compassion overflows.
Don't tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead." Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.
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