Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed,(A) “In forty days Nineveh will be demolished!” Then the people of Nineveh believed God. They proclaimed a fast(B) and dressed in sackcloth—from the greatest of them to the least.

When word reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, covered himself with sackcloth,(C) and sat in ashes.

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