Repenteth in Genesis 6:7

The Lord repenteth in Genesis 6:7

Repenteth 5162 nacham

nacham: to be sorry, console oneself

Original Word: נָחַם
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: nacham
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-kham’)
Definition: to be sorry, console oneself

And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth (5162) me that I have made them – Genesis 6:7

Genesis 6:7 in context

5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. – Genesis 6:5-8

In Genesis 6:6 the Lord was sorry (repented) that he had made man on the earth and He was grieved in His heart, and Genesis 6:7 tell us in scripture that He would destroy man, beast, and every creeping thing, and the fowls of the air because he regretted or was sorry (repenteth) that he had made them. However, in the preceding chapters, God is sorry about having those thoughts about destroying man.

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