Jonah 3


Jonah Sent to Nineveh

1And came to pass the word of the  lord to Jonah the second time, saying, 2Rise up, go unto Nineveh the [2city 1great]! and proclaim in it! according to the proclamation [6before 1which 2I 3spoke 4to 5you]. 3And Jonah rose up, and went into Nineveh as the  lord spoke. And Nineveh was [2city 1a great] to God, as the goings of a journey of three days. 4And Jonah began to go into the city, as the going [2day 1of one]. And he proclaimed and said, Yet three days, and Nineveh shall be eradicated. 5And [4believed 1the 2men 3of Nineveh] in God, and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloths, from their great unto their small.

Nineveh Repents

6And [3approached 1the 2word] to the king of Nineveh. And he rose up from his throne, and he removed his apparel from himself, and he wore sackcloth, and sat upon ashes. 7And it was proclaimed and was spoken in Nineveh by the king, and by his great men, saying, The men, and the cattle, and the oxen, and the sheep -- let them not taste, nor feed, and [2water 1let them not drink]! 8And [6put around 7sackcloths 1the 2men 3and 4the 5cattle]. And they yelled out to God fervently. And [2turned 1each] from [3way 1their 2wicked], and from the iniquity in their hands, saying, 9Who knows if [2shall change his mind 1God], and he shall turn from the anger of his rage, and in no way should we perish? 10And God saw their works, that they turned from [3ways 1their 2wicked]; and God changed his mind over the evil which he spoke to do to them; and he did not do it.
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