Jonah 3 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
2 "Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach the message that I tell you." 2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you."
3 So Jonah got up and went to Nineveh according to the Lord's command. Now Nineveh was an extremely large city, a three-day walk. 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city--a visit required three days.
4 Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, "In 40 days Nineveh will be overthrown!" 4 On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: "Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned."
5 The men of Nineveh believed in God. They proclaimed a fast and dressed in sackcloth-from the greatest of them to the least. 5 The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
6 When word reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 6 When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.
7 Then he issued a decree in Nineveh: By order of the king and his nobles: No man or beast, herd or flock, is to taste anything at all. They must not eat or drink water. 7 Then he issued a proclamation in Nineveh: "By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let any man or beast, herd or flock, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink.
8 Furthermore, both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth, and everyone must call out earnestly to God. Each must turn from his evil ways and from the violence he is doing. 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence.
9 Who knows? God may turn and relent; He may turn from His burning anger so that we will not perish. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish."
10 Then God saw their actions-that they had turned from their evil ways-so God relented from the disaster He had threatened to do to them. And He did not do it. 10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened.