What does the Old Testament say about change?

The answers probably would come from Ecclesiastes, but I know there are at least a few other books, too.  

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although (as indicated in the question) there is much written about change in the book of Ecclesiastes (especially in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8), other Old Testament passages speak of actions by God or His followers that relate to it. Among these would be: 

Genesis 12:1-4 (Abraham leaves his earlier life completely behind -- with all the changes that that would require or involve -- in faithful obedience to God's command.)

Jeremiah 2:11 (God rebukes Israel for having changed from following Him to worshipping powerless idols.)

Daniel 7:25 (Daniel prophesies as to how the future "man of lawlessness" will seek to change the worship of God to the worship of himself.)

Zephaniah 3:9 (God speaks of how He will change the speech of humans, so that they can invoke His name with one pure, united voice.)

Zephaniah 3:19 (God will change the future state of His people from exile and oppression to praise and renown.)

Malachi 3:6 (God does not change, but remains a fixed Being to whom humans can return when they repent.)

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