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Jonah 3

Jonah, sent again, preacheth to the Ninevites.

Jonah 3:1 And the worde of the Lorde came vnto Ionas the second time, saying: Jonah 3:2 Aryse, and go to Niniue that great citie, and preache against it the preaching which I speake vnto thee. Jonah 3:3 So Ionas arose, and went to Niniue according to the word of the Lord (Niniue was a great citie and excellent, of three dayes iourney.) Jonah 3:4 And Ionas began to enter into the citie a dayes iourney, and he cryed & saide: Yet fourtie dayes, & Niniue shalbe destroyed.

Upon their repentance,

Jonah 3:5 And the men of Niniue beleued God, and proclaymed a fast, and put on sackecloth from the greatest of them to the leaste of them. Jonah 3:6 And worde came vnto the king of Niniue: which arose from his throne, and put of his robe, and couered him selfe with sackcloth, & sate downe in asshes. Jonah 3:7 And he caused a cryer to crye, and say through the citie by the counsell of the king & his nobles, Let neither man nor beast, bullocke nor sheepe, taste ought at all, neither feede, nor drinke water. Jonah 3:8 And let both man & beast put on sackcloth, and crye mightyly vnto God: yea let euery man turne from his euill way, and from the wickednesse that is in his handes. Jonah 3:9 Who can tel whether God wyl turne and be moued with repentaunce, and turne from his fierce wrath, that we perishe not?

God repenteth.

Jonah 3:10 And God sawe their workes, that they turned from their euil wayes, and he repented of the euill that he saide he woulde do vnto them, and did it not.

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