Now the word of the LORD came to 1Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
"Arise, go to 2Nineveh, that 3great city, and call out against it, 4for their evil has come up before me."
But Jonah 5rose to flee to 6Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to 7Joppa and found a ship going to 8Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to 9Tarshish, 10away from the presence of the LORD.