God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
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George Leo Haydock
Changed. Hebrew, "repent. "Septuagint, "to be overawed by threats. "Origen, "to be terrified. "In the book of Judith, (viii. 15,) it is said, For God will not threaten like man, nor be inflamed to anger, like the son of man. (Calmet)
Do. Will he suffer me to curse Israel, after he has once given me a decided prohibition? (Menochius)