Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord

1 Now the word of the LORD came to 1Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
2 "Arise, go to 2Nineveh, that 3great city, and call out against it, 4for their evila has come up before me."
3 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.