EWTN Catholic Q&A
Can God do evil?
Question from Fred de M on 03-09-2017:

In Jonah 3:10 sripture says: "When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way, he repented of the evil he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry it out." Can God do wvil?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 03-13-2017:

Dear Fred,

God cannot do evil. But when He punishes us for the evil we do, we think He has done us evil.

Dr. Geraghty