So the Lord said, “I will (A)destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

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11 (A)“I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has (B)turned back from following Me, (C)and has not performed My commandments.” And it (D)grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the Lord all night.

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29 And also the Strength of Israel (A)will not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent.”

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16 (A)And when the [a]angel stretched out His hand over Jerusalem to destroy it, (B)the Lord relented from the destruction, and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “It is enough; now restrain your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of [b]Araunah the Jebusite.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 24:16 Or Angel
  2. 2 Samuel 24:16 Ornan, 1 Chr. 21:15

The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to (A)pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, (B)if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, (C)I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, 10 if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.

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14 “For thus says the Lord of hosts:

(A)‘Just as I determined to [a]punish you
When your fathers provoked Me to wrath,’
Says the Lord of hosts,
(B)‘And I would not relent,

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 8:14 Lit. bring calamity to you