Jonah, sent again, preacheth to the Ninevites.
Jonah 3:1 Then came the worde of þe Lorde vnto Ionas agayne, sayenge: Jonah 3:2 vp, and get the to Niniue that great cytye, & preache vnto them the preachinge whyche I bade the. Jonah 3:3 So Ionas arose, and wente to Niniue at the Lordes commaundement. Niniue was a greate cyte vnto God, namely, of thre dayes iourney. Jonah 3:4 And Ionas wente to, and entred in to the cytie: euen a dayes iourney, & cryed, sayenge: There are yet .xl. dayes and then shall Niniue be ouerthrowen.
Upon their repentance,
Jonah 3:5 And the people of Niniue beleued God, and proclamed fastynge, and arayed them selues in sack cloth, as wel the greate as the small of them. Jonah 3:6 And the tydinges came vnto the kynge of Niniue, whyche arose out of hys seate, and dyd hys apparell of, and put on sack cloth, & sate hym downe in asshes. Jonah 3:7 And it was cryed and commaunded in Niniue, by the auctorite of the king and hys lordes, sayenge: se that nether man or beast, oxe or shepe taste ought at all: and that they nether fede ner drinke water: Jonah 3:8 but put on sack cloth both man and beast, and crye myghtely vnto God: yee se that euery man turne from hys euell waye, and from the wyckednesse, that he hath in hande. Jonah 3:9 Who can tell? God maye turne, & repente & cease from his fearce wrath, that we perish not.
Jonah 3:10 And when God sawe their workes, how they turned from their wicked wayes, he repented on the euell, whych he sayde he wolde do vnto them, and dyd it not.