The Book of Jonah of the Christian Holy Bible

Jonah 1:1 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the  son of Amittai, saying, 

Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that  great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come  up before me. 

Jonah 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish  from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa;  and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare  thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto  Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.  

Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea,  and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship  was like to be broken. 

Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid,  and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares  that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them.  But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he  lay, and was fast asleep. 

Jonah 1:6 So the shipmaster came to  him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper?  arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon  us, that we perish not. 
Jonah 1:7 And they said every one to his  fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for  whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the  lot fell upon 
Jonah. 
Jonah 1:8 Then said they unto him, Tell us,  we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What  is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is  thy country? and of what people art thou? 
Jonah 1:9 And he  said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the  God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.  
Jonah 1:10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said  unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that  he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told  them.  

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Jonah 1:11 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto  thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought,  and was tempestuous. 
Jonah 1:12 And he said unto them, Take  me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be  calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great  tempest is upon you. 
Jonah 1:13 Nevertheless the men rowed  hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea  wrought, and was tempestuous against them. 
Jonah 1:14  Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech  thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this  man’s life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O  LORD, hast done as it pleased thee. 
Jonah 1:15 So they took up  Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased  from her raging. 
Jonah 1:16 Then the men feared the LORD  exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and  made vows.  
Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to  swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish  three days and three nights.  


Jonah 2:1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of  the fish’s belly, 
Jonah 2:2 And said, I cried by reason of mine  affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly  of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 
Jonah 2:3 For thou  hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the  floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves  passed over me. 
Jonah 2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy  sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 
Jonah 2:5  The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the  depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped  about my head. 
Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the  mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever:  yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD  my God. 
Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I  remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee,  into thine holy temple. 
Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying  vanities forsake their own mercy. 
Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice  unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that  that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.   
Jonah 2:10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited  out Jonah upon the dry land. 

 
Jonah 3:1 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the  second time, saying, 
Jonah 3:2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that  great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.   
Jonah 3:3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to  the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding  great city of three days’ journey. 
Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to  enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said,  Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.  
Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and  proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of  them even to the least of them. 
Jonah 3:6 For word came unto  the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he  laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth,  and sat in ashes. 
Jonah 3:7 And he caused it to be proclaimed  and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king  and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor  flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:  
Jonah 3:8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and  cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his  evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.  
Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn  away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?  
Jonah 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from  their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said  that he would do unto them; and he did it not.  


Jonah 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was  very angry. 
Jonah 4:2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said,  I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was  yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish:  for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow  to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the  evil. 
Jonah 4:3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee,  my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.  
Jonah 4:4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?  
Jonah 4:5 So 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 shadow, till he might see what would become of the  city. 

Jonah 4:6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made  it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over  his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was  exceeding glad of the gourd. 

Jonah 4:7 But God prepared a  worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the  gourd that it withered. 

Jonah 4:8 And it came to pass, when the  sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and  the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and  wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die  than to live. 

Jonah 4:9 And 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. 

Jonah 4:10 Then said the LORD,  Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not  laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night,  and perished in a night: 

Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare  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?   

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