Jeremiah 18:8

8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.

Read Jeremiah 18:8 Using Other Translations

If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.
but then that nation renounces its evil ways, I will not destroy it as I had planned.

What does Jeremiah 18:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 18:8

If that nation against whom I have pronounced
Such a sentence as this, should immediately, upon the above declaration, do as Nineveh did: turn from their evil;
their evil of sin, their evil ways and works, as an evidence of the truth of their repentance for former sins: I will repent of the evil that one thought to do unto them;
as they change their course of life, God will change the dispensations of his providence towards them, and not bring upon them the evil of punishment he threatened them with; in which sense repentance can only be understood of God, he doing that which is similar to what men do when they repent of anything; they stop their proceedings, and change their outward conduct; so God proceeds not to do what he threatened to do, and changes his outward behaviour to men; he wills a change, and makes one in his methods of acting, but never changes his will.

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