Jonah 1:1 - 3
NKJV - 1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying. 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me."
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✿ Nineveh was built by Asshur in the days following the flood of Noah (Gen. 10:11-12). It was the capital of Assyria, situated on the river Tigris, and was first called Nina, from the patron goddess of the city. Nineveh is the subject of both Jonah and Nahum (Jonah 1:2; 3:2-7; 4:11; Nah. 1:1; 2:8; 3:7). Zephaniah also makes predictions concerning the place (Zeph. 2:13). See 2Ki. 19:36; Isa. 37:37; Mt. 12:41; Lk. 11:30-32. ✿ Eight reasons for Nineveh's destruction as predicted by Nahum: 1. A bloody city--murders (Nah. 3:1) 2. Full of lies and deceit 3. Robberies 4. Wars to plunder others 5. Multitude of whoredoms (Nah. 3:4) 6. Many witchcrafts 7. Drunkenness (Nah. 3:11) 8. Oppression of others (Nah. 3:19)
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