3 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time:l 2 “Get up! Go to the great city of Ninevehm and preachn the message that I tell you.” 3 Jonah got up and went to Nineveh according to the Lord’s command.
Now Nineveh was an extremely great city,B,o a three-day walk. 4 Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed,p “In forty days Nineveh will be demolished!” 5 Then the people of Nineveh believed God. They proclaimed a fastq and dressed in sackcloth—from the greatest of them to the least.
By order of the king and his nobles: No person or animal, herd or flock, is to taste anything at all. They must not eat or drink water. 8 Furthermore, both people and animals must be covered with sackcloth, and everyone must call out earnestly to God.t Each must turn from his evil waysu and from his wrongdoing.C 9 Who knows?v God may turn and relent; he may turn from his burning anger so that we will not perish.w