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Jonah 1:1-3 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
2 "Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh! Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are." 2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me."
3 But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction in order to get away from the LORD. He went down to the seacoast, to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping that by going away to the west he could escape from the LORD. 3 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.