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For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
He will repent
The Lord judges the nations. Vindicate me, Lord, because I am innocent, because I am blameless, O Exalted One!
He summons the heavens above, as well as the earth, so that he might judge his people.
before the Lord, for he comes! For he comes to judge the earth! He judges the world fairly, and the nations in accordance with his justice.
He will repent
The Lord will judge his people, and will change his plans concerning his servants; when he sees that their power has disappeared, and that no one is left, whether confined or set free.
They threw away the foreign gods they owned and worshiped the Lord. Finally the Lord grew tired of seeing Israel suffer so much.
1 Chronicles 21:15
God sent an angel to ravage Jerusalem. As he was doing so, the Lord watched and relented from his judgment. He told the angel who was destroying, "That's enough! Stop now!" Now the Lord's angel was standing near the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? I have had a change of heart! All my tender compassions are aroused!
The Lord decided not to do this. "It will not happen," the Lord said.
He prayed to the Lord and said, "Oh, Lord, this is just what I thought would happen when I was in my own country. This is what I tried to prevent by attempting to escape to Tarshish! -- because I knew that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in mercy, and one who relents concerning threatened judgment.
Can people make their own gods? No, what they make are not gods at all."
The Lord decided not to do this. The sovereign Lord said, "This will not happen either."