I will speak suddenly against a nation, or against a kingdom to pluck it up, and to root it out, and to destroy it.

But if this nation against whom I have pronounced turn from their wickedness, I will [a]repent of the plague that I thought to bring upon them.

And I will speak suddenly concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom to build it and to plant it.

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  1. Jeremiah 18:8 When the Scripture attributeth repentance unto God, it is not that he doeth contrary to that which he hath ordained in his secret counsel: but when he threateneth, it is a calling to repentance, and when he giveth man grace to repent, the threatening (which ever containeth a condition in it) taketh no place: and this the scripture calleth repentance in God, because it so appeareth to man’s judgment.
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