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Jonah 3

CEB 1 The LORD's word came to Jonah a second time: NRS 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, CEB 2 "Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and declare against it the proclamation that I am commanding you." NRS 2 "Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you." CEB 3 And Jonah got up and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD's word. (Now Nineveh was indeed an enormous city, a three days' walk across.) NRS 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days' walk across. CEB 4 Jonah started into the city, walking one day, and he cried out, "Just forty days more and Nineveh will be overthrown!" NRS 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's walk. And he cried out, "Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!" CEB 5 And the people of Nineveh believed God. They proclaimed a fast and put on mourning clothes, from the greatest of them to the least significant. NRS 5 And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. CEB 6 When word of it reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, stripped himself of his robe, covered himself with mourning clothes, and sat in ashes. NRS 6 When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. CEB 7 Then he announced, "In Nineveh, by decree of the king and his officials: Neither human nor animal, cattle nor flock, will taste anything! No grazing and no drinking water! NRS 7 Then he had a proclamation made in Nineveh: "By the decree of the king and his nobles: No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything. They shall not feed, nor shall they drink water. CEB 8 Let humans and animals alike put on mourning clothes, and let them call upon God forcefully! And let all persons stop their evil behavior and the violence that's under their control!" NRS 8 Human beings and animals shall be covered with sackcloth, and they shall cry mightily to God. All shall turn from their evil ways and from the violence that is in their hands. CEB 9 He thought, Who knows? God may see this and turn from his wrath, so that we might not perish. NRS 9 Who knows? God may relent and change his mind; he may turn from his fierce anger, so that we do not perish." CEB 10 God saw what they were doing—that they had ceased their evil behavior. So God stopped planning to destroy them, and he didn't do it. NRS 10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.