Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, 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?

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.

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?

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 and let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God; and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. 9 Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he had said he would do unto them, and he did it not.


Cross References

2 Samuel 12:22

And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I thought, Who knows? perhaps Jehovah will be gracious to me, that the child may live.

Psalm 106:45

And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses;

Joel 2:13-14

and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, and love good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that Jehovah, the God of hosts, will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Jonah 1:6

And the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, sleeper? arise, call upon thy God; perhaps God will think upon us, that we perish not.

Luke 15:18-20

I will rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee;

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