"Suppose at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is going to be pulled up by the roots. And I tell it that it will be torn down and destroyed.
But suppose the nation I warned turns away from its sins. Then I will not do what I said I would. I will not bring trouble on it as I had planned.
"Suppose at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is going to be built up and planted.
But it does what is evil in my sight. It does not obey me. Then I will think again about the good things I had wanted to do for it.