The LORD's word came to Jonah, Amittai's son:
"Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it, for their evil has come to my attention."
So Jonah got up—to flee to Tarshish from the LORD! He went down to Joppa and found a ship headed for Tarshish. He paid the fare and went aboard to go with them to Tarshish, away from the LORD.