Jonah 3
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Ninevites Turn from Their Evil Ways

1Now the word of Yahweh came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2“Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and call out to it this very call which I am going to speak to you.” 3So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of Yahweh. Now Nineveh was [†]an exceedingly great city, a three days’ walk. 4Then Jonah began to go into the city, one day’s walk; and he called out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”

5And the [†]people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. 6Then the word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, laid aside his mantle from him, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat on the [†]ashes. 7And he cried out and said, “In Nineveh by the [†]decree of the king and his nobles[†]: Do not let man, [†]animal, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat, and do not let them drink water. 8But both man and [†]animal must be covered with sackcloth; and let [†]men call on God with their strength that each may turn from his evil way and from the violence which is in [†]his hands. 9Who knows, God may turn and relent and turn away from His burning anger so that we will not perish.”

10Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, so God [†]relented concerning the evil which He had spoken He would [†]bring upon them. And He did not [†]bring it upon them.

3 Lit a great city to God
5 Lit men
6 Or dust
7 Lit taste, cf. 3:7b
7 Lit saying
7 Lit beast, cattle
8 Lit beast, cattle
8 Lit them
8 Lit their
10 Or regretted, cf. 1 Sam 15:11, 29, 35
10 Lit do
10 Lit do

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