Jonah got up and went to Nineveh according to the Lord’s command.

Now Nineveh was an extremely great city,[a](A) a three-day walk. Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed,(B) “In forty days Nineveh will be demolished!”

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Footnotes

  1. 3:3 Or was a great city to God

11 So may I not care about the great city of Nineveh,(A) which has more than a hundred twenty thousand people who cannot distinguish between their right and their left,(B) as well as many animals?”(C)

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Nineveh has been like a pool of water
from her first days,[a]
but they are fleeing.
“Stop! Stop!” they cry,
but no one turns back.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:8 Hb obscure

13 He will also stretch out his hand against the north
and destroy Assyria;
he will make Nineveh a desolate ruin,(A)
dry as the desert.

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