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The City of Nineveh Repents

The people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least important. When the message reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, removed his royal garments, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat down in ashes. Then he had this proclamation published throughout Nineveh:

“By decree of the king and his nobles:

No man or animal, herd or flock, is to taste anything, graze, or drink water.

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