1 And the Word of Jehovah came to Jonah the second time, saying,
2 Rise up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out to it the proclamation that I am
3 And Jonah rose up and went to Nineveh according to the Word of Jehovah. And
Nineveh was a great city before God, of three days' journey.
4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey. And he cried out and said, Yet
forty days and Nineveh shall be overthrown!
5 And the men of Nineveh believed in God, and they called a fast and put on
sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
6 And the word reached even to the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and
he took off his robe and covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes.
7 And he cried and proclaimed in Nineveh by the decree of the king and of his nobles,
saying, Do not let man or beast, herd or flock, taste anything; do not let them feed nor let
them drink water.
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth. And let them call mightily to God. And
let them each one turn from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
9 Who knows if God may turn, and have compassion, and turn away from His burning
anger, that we not perish?
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. And God was moved
to pity with regard to the evil that He had spoken to do to them, and He did not do it.