Jeremiah 18:7-10 New English Translation (NET Bible)
7 There are times, Jeremiah,[a] when I threaten to uproot, tear down, and destroy a nation or kingdom.[b] 8 But if that nation I threatened stops doing wrong,[c] I will cancel the destruction[d] I intended to do to it. 9 And there are times when I promise to build up and establish[e] a nation or kingdom. 10 But if that nation does what displeases me and does not obey me, then I will cancel the good I promised to do to it.