Bible: Jonah 3:4-10

3:4 When Jonah began to enter the city one day’s walk, he announced, “At the end of forty days, 1  Nineveh will be overthrown! 2 

3:5 The people 3  of Nineveh believed in God, 4  and they declared a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. 5  3:6 When the news 6  reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat on ashes. 3:7 He issued a proclamation and said, 7  “In Nineveh, by the decree of the king and his nobles: No human or animal, cattle or sheep, is to taste anything; they must not eat and they must not drink water. 3:8 Every person and animal must put on sackcloth and must cry earnestly 8  to God, and everyone 9  must turn from their 10  evil way of living 11  and from the violence that they do. 12  3:9 Who knows? 13  Perhaps God might be willing to change his mind and relent 14  and turn from his fierce anger 15  so that we might not die.” 16  3:10 When God saw their actions – they turned 17  from their evil way of living! 18  – God relented concerning the judgment 19  he had threatened them with 20  and he did not destroy them. 21 

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