Jonah Goes to Nineveh
Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying,
"Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you."
So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent.
And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day's walk. Then a he cried out and said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"
So the b people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.