3:1 And the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time,
3:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the
preaching that I bid thee.
3:3 So Jonah arose, and went to Nineveh, according to the word
of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three
3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and
he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be
3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a
fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to
the least of them.
3:6 For word came to the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his
throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered [himself]
with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
3:7 And he caused [it] to be proclaimed and published through
Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let
neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let
them not feed, nor drink water:
3:8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry
mightily to God: yes, let them turn every one from his evil
way, and from the violence that [is] in their hands.
3:9 Who can tell [if] God will turn and repent, and turn away
from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil
way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he
would do to them; and he did [it] not.