So the people of Nineveh [a]believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even to the least of them.

For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he rose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

And he proclaimed and said through Nineveh, (by the counsel of the king and his nobles) saying, Let neither man, nor [b]beast, bullock nor sheep taste anything, neither feed nor drink water.

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  1. Jonah 3:5 For he declared that he was a Prophet sent to them from God to denounce his judgments against them.
  2. Jonah 3:7 Not that the dumb beasts had sinned or could repent, but that by their example man might be astonished, considering that for his sin the anger of God hanged over all creatures.