Jonah 3 ©
Jonah, being sent a second time, preaches unto the Ninevites their ruin, v. 1, etc. Which they, believing, humble themselves before the LORD, both king and people, with fasting, praying, and amending of their lives, 5. Whereupon God spares them, 10.
AND the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the 1second time, saying,
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I 2bid thee.
So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, 3according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great 4city 5of three days' journey.
And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, 6Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be 7overthrown.
¶ 8So the peoplea of Nineveh 9believed God, and proclaimed a 10fast, and put on 11sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
For 12word 13came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his 14robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat 15in ashes.
And he 16caused it to be 17proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the 18decree of the king and his 19nobles, saying, Let neither man nor 20beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and 21cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil 22way, and from the violence that is in their 23hands.
24Whob can tell if God will turn and 25repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
¶And God saw their 26works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented 27of the evil, that he had 28said that he would do unto them; and he did it 29not.