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Jonah 3:5-10
5
Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them.
6
When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered [himself] with sackcloth and sat on the ashes.
7
He issued a proclamation and it said, "In Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water.
8
"But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his hands.
9
"Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish."
10
When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do [it].
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Jonah 1:2
"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me."
Jonah 1:3
But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Jonah 4:1-4
1
But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry.
2
He prayed to the LORD and said, "Please LORD, was not this what I said while I was still in my [own] country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity.
3
"Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life."
4
The LORD said, "Do you have good reason to be angry?"
Jonah 4:9-4
Hebrews 7:26
For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;