Jonah Goes to Nineveh
3:1 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the
second time, saying,
3:2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach
unto it the preaching that I bid thee.
3:3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the
word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of
three days' journey.
3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey,
and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be
3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a
fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even
to the least of them.
3:6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose
from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered
him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
3:7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through
Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying,
Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing:
let them not feed, nor drink water:
3:8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and
cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his
evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away
from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their
evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said
that he would do unto them; and he did it not.