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Nineveh Repents

1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh R49 the great city and proclaim R50 to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you." 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an F19 exceedingly R51 great city, a three days' walk. 4 Then Jonah began to go through the city one day's walk; and he cried R52 out and said, "Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown."

5 Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast R53 and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. 6 When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered R54 himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes. F20 7 He issued a proclamation R55 and it said, "In Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water. 8 "But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men F21 call R56 on God earnestly that each may turn R57 from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his F22 hands. 9 "Who R58 knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish."

10 When God saw their deeds, that they turned R59 from their wicked way, then God R60 relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring F23 upon them. And He did not do it.

F19: Lit a great city to God
F20: Or dust
F21: Lit them
F22: Lit their
F23: Lit do

R49: Zephaniah 2:13
R50: Jeremiah 1:17; Ezekiel 2:7
R51: Jonah 1:2; 4:11
R52: Matthew 12:41; Luke 11:32
R53: Daniel 9:3; Joel 1:14
R54: Esther 4:1-4; Jeremiah 6:26; Ezekiel 27:30,31
R55: 2 Chronicles 20:3; Ezra 8:21; Jonah 3:5
R56: Psalms 130:1; Jonah 1:6,14
R57: Isaiah 1:16-19; 55:6,7; Jeremiah 18:11
R58: 2 Samuel 12:22; Joel 2:14
R59: 1 Kings 21:27-29; Jeremiah 31:18
R60: Exodus 32:14; Jeremiah 18:8; Amos 7:3,6


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