Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from their evil, I will relent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

New American Standard Bible

if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.

King James Version

If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Holman Bible

However, if that nation I have made an announcement about turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the disaster I had planned to do to it.

International Standard Version

But if that nation about which I spoke turns from its evil way, I'll change my mind about the disaster that I had planned for it.

American Standard Version

if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Amplified

if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent and reverse My decision concerning the devastation that I intended to do.

Bible in Basic English

If, in that very minute, that nation of which I was talking is turned away from its evil, my purpose of doing evil to them will be changed.

Darby Translation

if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, then I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Julia Smith Translation

And that nation which I spake against it turned back from its evil, and I lamented for the evil which I proposed to do to it.

King James 2000

If that nation, against whom I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will change from the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But [if] that nation turns back from its evil that I have threatened against it, then I will relent concerning the disaster that I planned to do to it.

Modern King James verseion

if that nation, against whom I have spoken, will turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

if that people against whom I have thus devised convert from their wickedness: Immediately, I repent of the plague, that I devised to bring upon them.

NET Bible

But if that nation I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I intended to do to it.

New Heart English Bible

if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

The Emphasized Bible

and that nation return from its wickedness against whom I have spoken, then will I repent concerning the calamity which I had devised to bring upon it.

Webster

If that nation against which I have pronounced, shall turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

World English Bible

if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And that nation hath turned from its evil, Because I have spoken against it, Then I have repented of the evil that I thought to do to it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

I will repent
נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

of the evil
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

to do

Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

The Potter And The Clay

7 At that instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it, 8 if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from their evil, I will relent of the evil that I thought to do to them. 9 And at that instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it,


Cross References

Jeremiah 26:13

Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of LORD your God, and LORD will relent of the evil that he has pronounced against you.

Ezekiel 18:21

But if a wicked man turns from all his sins that he has committed, and keeps all my statutes, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live. He shall not die.

Jeremiah 26:3

It may be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may relent of the evil which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.

Judges 2:18

And when LORD raised up judges for them, then LORD was with the judge, and saved them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge. For LORD regretted because of their groaning because of those who oppressed them and

Hosea 11:8

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? [How] shall I cast thee off, Israel? How shall I make thee as Admah? [How] shall I set thee as Zeboiim? My heart is turned within me. My compassions are kindled together.

Psalm 106:45

And he remembered his covenant for them, and relented according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.

Jeremiah 7:3-7

Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

Joel 2:13-14

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents of the evil.

Jonah 3:9-10

Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we not perish?

Luke 13:3-5

I tell you, no, but if ye do not repent, ye will all perish similarly.

Exodus 32:12

Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, He brought them forth for evil, to kill them on the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and relent of this evil against thy people.

Deuteronomy 32:36

For LORD will judge his people, and regrets for his servants, when he sees that [their] power is gone, and there is none [remaining], shut up or left at large.

Judges 10:15-16

And the sons of Israel said to LORD, We have sinned. Do thou to us whatever seems good to thee, only deliver us, we pray thee, this day.

1 Kings 8:33-34

When thy people Israel are smitten down before the enemy because they have sinned against thee, if they turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication to thee in this house,

2 Chronicles 12:6

Then the rulers of Israel and the king humbled themselves, and they said, LORD is righteous.

Psalm 90:13

Return, O LORD. How long? And relent concerning thy servants.

Psalm 135:14

For LORD will judge his people, and will relent concerning his servants.

Isaiah 1:16-19

Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil.

Jeremiah 15:6

Thou have rejected me, says LORD. Thou have gone backward. Therefore I have stretched out my hand against thee, and destroyed thee. I am weary with relenting.

Jeremiah 26:19

Did Hezekiah king of Judah, and all Judah put him to death? Did he not fear LORD, and entreat the favor of LORD. And LORD relented of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we commit great evil against our own so

Jeremiah 36:3

It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them, that they may return every man from his evil way, that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Jeremiah 42:10

If ye will still abide in this land, then I will build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up, for I relent of the evil that I have done to you.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, As I live, says lord LORD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, but that the wicked man turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways, for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 33:13

When I say to the righteous man, that he shall surely live, if he trusts his righteousness, and commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds shall be remembered, but in his iniquity that he has committed, in it he shall die.

Amos 7:3-6

LORD relented concerning this. It shall not be, says LORD.

Jonah 2:5-10

The waters encompassed me around, even to the soul. The deep was round about me. The weeds were wrapped around my head.

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed to LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I hastened to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that thou are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundan

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