Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord

Now the word of the Lord came to (A)Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to (B)Nineveh, that (C)great city, and call out against it, (D)for their evil[a] has come up before me.” But Jonah (E)rose to flee to (F)Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to (G)Joppa and found a ship going to (H)Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to (I)Tarshish, (J)away from the presence of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jonah 1:2 The same Hebrew word can mean evil or disaster, depending on the context; so throughout Jonah

And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? (A)That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a (B)gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and (C)relenting from disaster.

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