Jonah 2:8; Jonah 4:2

8 "Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,
2 He prayed to the LORD and said, "Please LORD , was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity.