New Living Translation
Who can tell? Perhaps even yet God will change his mind and hold back his fierce anger from destroying us."
King James Bible
Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
Darby Bible Translation
Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
World English Bible
Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, so that we might not perish?"
Young's Literal Translation
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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LibraryWhether all are Bound to Keep the Fasts of the Church?
Objection 1: It would seem that all are bound to keep the fasts of the Church. For the commandments of the Church are binding even as the commandments of God, according to Lk. 10:16, "He that heareth you heareth Me." Now all are bound to keep the commandments of God. Therefore in like manner all are bound to keep the fasts appointed by the Church. Objection 2: Further, children especially are seemingly not exempt from fasting, on account of their age: for it is written (Joel 2:15): "Sanctify a fast," …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Concerning the Sacrament of Penance
Use to be Made of the Doctrine of Providence.
Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
2 Samuel 12:22
David replied, "I fasted and wept while the child was alive, for I said, 'Perhaps the LORD will be gracious to me and let the child live.'
You held back your fury. You kept back your blazing anger.
O LORD, come back to us! How long will you delay? Take pity on your servants!
But if you stop your sinning and begin to obey the LORD your God, he will change his mind about this disaster that he has announced against you.
"'King Nebuchadnezzar, please accept my advice. Stop sinning and do what is right. Break from your wicked past and be merciful to the poor. Perhaps then you will continue to prosper.'
Who knows? Perhaps he will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this curse. Perhaps you will be able to offer grain and wine to the LORD your God as before.
So the captain went down after him. "How can you sleep at a time like this?" he shouted. "Get up and pray to your god! Maybe he will pay attention to us and spare our lives."
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