Jonah 1:1-3 NIRV

Jonah Runs Away From the LORD

1 A message from the LORD came to Jonah. He was the son of Amittai. The LORD said,

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      2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh. Preach against it. The sins of its people have come to my attention."
      3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord. He headed for Tarshish. So he went down to the port of Joppa. There he found a ship that was going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went on board. Then he sailed for Tarshish. He was running away from the Lord.