1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to Jonah a second time.
Jonah 1:1 John 21:15-17
2 'Up!' he said, 'Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to it as I shall tell you.'
Ezek 2:7 Jer 1:17 Jonah 1:2 Ezek 3:17 Jer 15:19-21 John 5:14 Jonah 3:3
3 Jonah set out and went to Nineveh in obedience to the word of Yahweh. Now Nineveh was a city great beyond compare; to cross it took three days.
Gen 22:3 Gen 30:8 Matt 21:28-29 Ps 36:6 Ps 80:10 2Tim 4:11
4 Jonah began by going a day's journey into the city and then proclaimed, 'Only forty days more and Nineveh will be overthrown.'
Deut 18:22 Jer 18:7-10 2Kgs 20:1 2Kgs 20:6 Jonah 3:10
5 And the people of Nineveh believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least.
Luke 11:32 Matt 12:41 Joel 1:14 Joel 2:12-17 2Chr 20:3 Dan 9:3 Acts 8:10
6 When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his robe, put on sackcloth and sat down in ashes.
Esth 4:1-4 Ezek 27:30-31 Jas 4:6-10 Job 2:8 Dan 9:3 Jas 1:9-10 Jer 6:26
7 He then had it proclaimed throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his nobles, as follows: 'No person or animal, herd or flock, may eat anything; they may not graze, they may not drink any water.
2Chr 20:3 Joel 1:18 Ezra 8:21 Joel 2:15-16 Jonah 3:5 Rom 8:20-22
8 All must put on sackcloth and call on God with all their might; and let everyone renounce his evil ways and violent behaviour.
Isa 55:6-7 Isa 1:16-19 Isa 59:6 Jonah 1:6 Jonah 1:14 Acts 3:19 Acts 26:20
9 Who knows? Perhaps God will change his mind and relent and renounce his burning wrath, so that we shall not perish.'
2Sam 12:22 Amos 5:15 Joel 2:13-14 Jonah 1:6 Luke 15:18-20 Ps 106:45
10 God saw their efforts to renounce their evil ways. And God relented about the disaster which he had threatened to bring on them, and did not bring it.
Jer 18:8 Amos 7:6 Exod 32:14 1Kgs 21:27-29 Amos 7:3 Jer 31:18-20 Job 33:27-28