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Jonah 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Ninevites Turn from Their Evil Ways

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:1 -

Now the word of Yahweh came to Jonah the second time, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:2 - “Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and call out to it this very call which I am going to speak to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:3 - So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of Yahweh. Now Nineveh was [fn]an exceedingly great city, a three days’ walk.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:4 - Then Jonah began to go into the city, one day’s walk; and he called out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”
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And the [fn]people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:6 - Then the word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, laid aside his mantle from him, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat on the [fn]ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:7 - And he cried out and said,

“In Nineveh by the [fn]decree of the king and his nobles[fn]: Do not let man, [fn]animal, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat, and do not let them drink water.

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“But both man and [fn]animal must be covered with sackcloth; and let [fn]men call on God with their strength that each may turn from his evil way and from the violence which is in [fn]his hands.

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“Who knows, God may turn and relent and turn away from His burning anger so that we will not perish.”

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Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, so God [fn]relented concerning the evil which He had spoken He would [fn]bring upon them. And He did not [fn]bring it upon them.

LSB Footnotes
Lit a great city to God
Lit men
Or dust
Lit taste, cf. 3:7b
Lit saying
Lit beast, cattle
Lit beast, cattle
Lit them
Lit their
Or regretted, cf. 1 Sam 15:11, 29, 35
Lit do
Lit do

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