The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai:
"Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because their wickedness has confronted Me."
However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord's presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish, from the Lord's presence.