Jonah 1:1–4

Jonah’s Disobedience

1 The word of the Lord came to aJonah the son of Amittai saying,

2 “Arise, go to aNineveh the great city and bcry against it, for their cwickedness has come up before Me.”

3 But Jonah rose up to flee to aTarshish bfrom the presence of the Lord. So he went down to cJoppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

4 The aLord hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to 1break up.

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