Jonah 3:10

3:10 God saw what they did. The prophetic warning (v. 4) had an implied condition, namely, that judgment was imminent—if the city did not repent. In turning “from their evil way” the Ninevites met that condition. The Lord’s change of mind (i.e., His sovereign choice to make His own action depend upon human response) is fully compatible with God’s sovereignty and immutability, since He ordains the means as well as the ends of His sovereign will (Jer. 18:7–10). See note Gen. 6:6.