Amos 7:3

3 So the LORD relented. “This will not happen,” the LORD said.

Read Amos 7:3 Using Other Translations

The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
The LORD relented concerning this: "It shall not be," said the LORD.
So the LORD relented from this plan. “I will not do it,” he said.

What does Amos 7:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Amos 7:3

The Lord repented for this
He heard the prayer of the prophet, and at his intercession averted, the threatened judgment; thus the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much, ( James 5:16 ) ; this is spoken after the manner of men; as men, when they repent of a thing, desist from it, so the Lord desisted from going on with this judgment; he did not change his mind, but changed the dispensations of his providence according to his mind and will: it shall not be, saith the Lord;
these grasshoppers or locusts, the Assyrian army, shall not at this time destroy the land of Israel: Pul king of Assyria took a sum of money of the king of Israel, and so turned back, and stayed not in the land, ( 2 Kings 15:19 2 Kings 15:20 ) .

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