Parallel Verses

Amplified

Who can tell, God may turn and revoke His sentence against us [when we have met His terms], and turn away from His fierce anger so that we perish not.

New American Standard Bible

"Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish."

King James Version

Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Holman Bible

Who knows? God may turn and relent; He may turn from His burning anger so that we will not perish.

International Standard Version

Who knows but that God may relent, have compassion, and turn from his fierce anger, so that we are not exterminated?"

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

Who may say that God will not be turned, changing his purpose and turning away from his burning wrath, so that destruction may not overtake us?

Darby Translation

Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who can tell if God will turn and repent and turn away from his fierce anger, that we not perish?

Julia Smith Translation

Who shall know God will turn back and lament, and turning back from the burning of his anger and we shall not perish?

King James 2000

Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Who knows? God may relent and change his mind and turn {from his blazing anger} {so that} we will not perish."

Modern King James verseion

Who knows? He may repent, and God may have pity and turn away from the glow of His anger, so that we do not perish.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Who can tell whether God will turn and repent, and cease from his fierce wrath, that we perish not?"

NET Bible

Who knows? Perhaps God might be willing to change his mind and relent and turn from his fierce anger so that we might not die."

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Who knoweth whether God himself - may turn and grieve, - and turn away from the glow of his anger, that we perish not?

Webster

Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and 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?"

Youngs 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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
if God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

will turn
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

and repent
נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

and turn away
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

חרן חרון 
Charown 
Usage: 41

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

The King's Proclamation

8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth and let them cry mightily to God. Yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who can tell, God may turn and revoke His sentence against us [when we have met His terms], and turn away from His fierce anger so that we perish not. 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God revoked His [sentence of] evil that He had said that He would do to them and He did not do it [for He was comforted and eased concerning them].


Cross References

2 Samuel 12:22

David said, While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me and let the child live?

Psalm 106:45

And He [earnestly] remembered for their sake His covenant and relented their sentence of evil [comforting and easing Himself] according to the abundance of His mercy and loving-kindness [when they cried out to Him].

Joel 2:13-14

Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil [when His conditions are met].

Amos 5:15

Hate the evil and love the good and establish justice in the [court of the city's] gate. It may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph [the northern kingdom].

Jonah 1:6

So the captain came and said to him, What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call upon your God! Perhaps your God will give a thought to us so that we shall not perish.

Luke 15:18-20

I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.

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