And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,2
Arise,3 go3 unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach3 unto it the preaching that I bid6 thee.
So Jonah arose,4 and went4 unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.
And Jonah began55 to enter2 into the city a day's journey, and he cried,4 and said,4 Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.12
So the people of Nineveh believed55 God, and proclaimed4 a fast, and put on4 sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
For word came4 unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose4 from his throne, and he laid55 his robe from him, and covered17 [him] with sackcloth, and sat4 in ashes.
And he caused [it] to be proclaimed55 and published4 through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying,2 Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste4 any thing: let them not feed,4 nor drink4 water:
But let man and beast be covered101 with sackcloth, and cry4 mightily unto God: yea, let them turn4 every one from his evil way, and from the violence that [is] in their hands.
Who can tell6 [if] God will turn4 and repent,8 and turn away1 from his fierce anger, that we perish4 not?
And God saw4 their works, that they turned1 from their evil way; and God repented11 of the evil, that he had said14 that he would do2 unto them; and he did1 [it] not.