He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind."
"Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind."
And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!"
Israel's God-of-Glory doesn't deceive and he doesn't dither. He says what he means and means what he says."
And further, the Glory of Israel will not say what is false, and his purpose may not be changed: for he is not a man, whose purpose may be changed.
Moreover the Glory of Israel will not recant or change his mind; for he is not a mortal, that he should change his mind."
"And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent."
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1 tn Heb “splendor,” used here by metonymy as a title for the
2 tn Or perhaps “does not lie.”
3 sn This observation marks the preceding statement (v. 28) as an unconditional, unalterable decree. When God makes such a decree he will not alter it or change his mind. This does not mean that God never deviates from his stated intentions or changes his mind. On the contrary, several passages describe him as changing his mind. In fact, his willingness to do so is one of his fundamental divine attributes (see Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2). For a fuller discussion see R. B. Chisholm, Jr., “Does God Change His Mind?” BSac 152 (1995): 387-99.