Exodus 32:14

14 Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.

Read Exodus 32:14 Using Other Translations

And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
And the LORD relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.
So the LORD changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had threatened to bring on his people.

What does Exodus 32:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 32:14

And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do
unto his people.
] He did not do what he threatened to do, and seemed to have in his thoughts and designs, but did what Moses desired he would, ( Exodus 32:12 ) not that any of God's thoughts or the determinations of his mind are alterable; for the thoughts of his heart are to all generations; but he changes the outward dispensations of his providence, or his methods of acting with men, which he has been taking or threatened to take; and this being similar to what they do when they repent of anything, who alter their course, hence repentance is ascribed to God, though, properly speaking, it does not belong to him, see ( Jeremiah 18:8 ) . Aben Ezra thinks that the above prayer of Moses, which was so prevalent with God, does not stand in its proper place, but should come after ( Exodus 32:31 ) for, to what purpose, says he, should Moses say to the Israelites, ( Exodus 32:30 ) "peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin": if he was appeased by his prayer before?

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