Who knows? The god may turn and change his mind and turn away from his fierce anger so that we will not perish?” Bible other translations

“change his mind.” The Hebrew word translated “change his mind” is nacham (#05162 נָחַם), and in this context, it means to change one’s mind and the subsequent course of action (cp. CJB; NET; NJB; NLT; NRSV). God sometimes changes His mind in response to what people do, as we see here. [For more information on God changing His mind, see commentary on Jeremiah 18:8].

Commentary for: Jonah 3:9