2:1Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly. 2:2And he said, I called by reason of mine affliction unto Jehovah, And he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I, And thou heardest my voice. 2:3For thou didst cast me into the depth, in the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me; All thy waves and thy billows passed over me. 2:4And I said, I am cast out from before thine eyes; Yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 2:5The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; The deep was round about me; The weeds were wrapped about my head. 2:6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed upon me for ever: Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God. 2:7When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple. 2:8They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy. 2:9But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of Jehovah. 2:10And Jehovah spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
3:1And the word of Jehovah came unto Jonah the second time, saying, 3:2Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. 3:3So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of Jehovah. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city, of three days' journey. 3:4And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. 3:5And the people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. 3:6And the tidings reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 3:7And he made proclamation and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; let them not feed, nor drink water; 3:8but let them be covered with sackcloth, both man and beast, and let them cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in his hands. 3:9Who knoweth whether God will not turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 3:10And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil which he said he would do unto them; and he did it not.
it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. 4:2And
he prayed unto Jehovah, and said, I pray thee, O Jehovah, was not this
my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I hasted to flee unto
Tarshish; for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to
anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
now, O Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better
for me to die than to live. 4:4And
Jehovah said, Doest thou well to be angry? 4:5Then
Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there
made him a booth, and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what
would become of the city. 4:6And
Jehovah God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it
might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his evil case. So Jonah
was exceeding glad because of the gourd. 4:7But
God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the
gourd, that it withered. 4:8And
it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind;
and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and requested
for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than
to live. 4:9And
God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said,
I do well to be angry, even unto death. 4:10And
Jehovah said, Thou hast had regard for the gourd, for which thou hast not
labored, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished
in a night: 4:11and
should not I have regard for Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more
than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right
hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?