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Imperfection of the God of The Bible
Here are a few verses that show the God of the Bible grieving or repenting...
LORD was grieved (nacham) that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain
If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent (nacham)
of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent (nacham)
me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
Who can tell if God will turn and repent (nacham), and turn away from his fierce
anger, that we perish not?
The word nacham has several meanings...
1) to be sorry, console oneself, repent, regret, comfort, be comforted
1) to be sorry, be moved to pity, have compassion
2) to be sorry, rue, suffer grief, repent
3) to comfort oneself, be comforted
4) to comfort oneself, ease oneself
b) (Piel) to comfort, console
c) (Pual) to be comforted, be consoled
1) to be sorry, have compassion
2) to rue, repent of
3) to comfort oneself, be comforted
4) to ease oneself
However, the only appropriate word that could make sense in the context of those verses is 'repent'.
John Gill says in his commentary....
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. (John Gill's Exposition of the Bible, Commentary on Jeremiah 18:8, Source)
Even for sake of argument, lets say the word meant 'regret' or
'to be sorry'. How can a perfect God regret, be sorry, grieve or repent of something he
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