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men knew that he fled from the 1 3 For thou hadst cast me into the presence of the LORD, because he deep, in the midst of the seas; and had told them.

the floods compassed me about : all 11 Then said they unto him, thy billows and thy waves passed What shall we do unto thee, that over me. the sea may be calm unto us? for 4 Then I said, I am cast out of the sea wrought, and was tempes thy sight; yet I will look again totuous.

ward thy holy temple. 12 And he said unto them, Take 5 The waters compassed me ame up, and cast me forth into the bout, even to the soul : the depth sea; so shall the sea be calm unto closed me round about, the weeds you: for I know that for my sake were wrapped about my head. this great tempest is upon you.

6 I went down to the bottoms of 13 Nevertheless the men rowed the mountains; the earth with her hard to bring it to the land; but bars was about me for ever: yet hast they could not: for the sea wrought, thou brought up my life from corand was tempestuous against them. ruption, O LORD my God.

14 Wherefore they cried unto the 7 When my soul fainted within LORD, and said, We beseech thee, me I remembered the LORD: and O LORD, we beseech thee, let us my prayer came in unto thee, into not perish for this man's life, and thine holy temple. lay not upon us innocent blood : 8 They that observe lying vanifor thou, O LORD, hast done as it ties forsake their own mercy. pleased thee.

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee 15 So they took up Jonah, and with the voice of thanksgiving; I cast him forth into the sea : and the will pay that that I have vowed. sea ceased from her raging.

Salvation is of the LORD. 16 Then the men feared the 10 And the LORD spake unto the Lord exceedingly, and offered a fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon sacrifice unto the LORD, and made 1 the dry land. vows.

17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.

CHAP. III. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three AND the word of the LORD came nights.

unto Jonah the second time, say

ing, CHAP. II.

2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that

great city, and preach unto it the THEN Jonah prayed unto the preaching that I bid thee. LORD his God out of the fish's 3 So Jonah arose, and went unto belly,

Nineveh, according to the word of 2 And said, I cried by reason of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an mine affliction unto the Lord, and exceeding great city of three days' he heard me; out of the belly of journey. hell cried I, and thou heardest my 4 And Jonah began to enter into voice.

ll the city a day's journey, and he

cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

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

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

7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:

8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?

5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till be might see what would become of the city.

6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.

7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, eren unto death.

10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:

11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?


But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.

2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, WUS not this my saying, when I was yet in my country. Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great


CH A P. 1.

9 For her wound is incurable;

for it is come unto Judah; he is THE word of the Lord that came come unto the gate of my people, to Micah the Morasthite in the days even to Jerusalem. of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, 10 Declare ye it not at Gath, kings of Judah, which he saw con weep ye not at all : in the house of cerning Samaria and Jerusalem. Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.

2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, 11 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant. O earth, and all that therein is : and of Saphir, having thy shame naklet the Lord God be witness against ed: the inhabitant of Zaanan came you, the Lord from his holy tem not forth in the mourning of Bethple.

ezel; he shall receive of you his 3 For, behold, the Lord cometh standing. forth out of his place, and will come 12 For the inhabitant of Maroth down, and tread upon the high waited carefully for good: but evil places of the earth.

came down from the LORD unto the 4 And the mountains shall be gate of Jerusalem. molten under him, and the valleys 130 thou inhabitant of Lachish, shall be cleft, as wax before the bind the chariot to the swift beast : fire, and as the waters that are pour she is the beginning of the sin to ed down a steep place.

the daughter of Zion: for the trans5 For the transgression of Jacob gressions of Israel were found in is all this, and for the sins of the thee. house of Israel. What is the trans 14 Therefore shalt thou give pregression of Jacob? is it not Sama sents to Moresheth-gath : the houses ria? and what are the high places of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Judah? are they not Jerusalem ? of Israel.

6 Therefore I will make Samaria 15 Yet will I bring an heir unto as an heap of the field, and as plant thee, O inhabitant of Mereshah : ings of a vineyard : and I will pour he shall come unto Adullam the down the stones thereof into the glory of Israel. valley, and I will discover the foun 16 Make thee bald, and poll thee dations thereof.

for thy delicate children ; enlarge 7 And all the graven images thy baldness as the eagle; for they thereof shall be beaten to pieces, are gone into captivity from thee. and all the bires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the

СНАР. ІІ. idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an W oE to them that devise iniharlot, and they shall return to the quity, and work evil upon their hire of an harlot.

beds! when the morning is light, 8 Therefore I will wail and howl, they practise it, because it is in the I will go stripped and naked : I will power of their hand. make a wailing like the dragons, 2 And they covet fields, and take and mourning as the owls. ll them by violence; and houses, and

take them away: so they oppress a || cob, all of thee; I will surely gaman and his house, even a man and ther the remnant of Israel; I will his heritage.

put them together as the sheep of 3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of Behold, against this family do I de their fold : they shall make great vise an evil, from which ye shall not noise by reason of the multitude of remove your necks; neither shall ye men. go haughtily: for this time is evil. 13 The breaker is come up be

4 In that day shall one take up fore them : they have broken up, a parable against you, and lament and have passed through the gate, with a doleful lamentation, and say, and are gone out by it: and their We be utterly spoiled : he hath king shall pass before them, and the changed the portion of my people: LORD on the head of them. how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our

CHAP. III. fields.

5 Therefore thou shalt have none AND I said, Hear, I pray you, O that shall cast a cord by lot in the heads of Jacob, and ye princes of congregation of the LORD.

the house of Israel; Is it not for you 6 Prophesy ye not, say they to to know judgment ? them that prophesy : they shall not 2 Who hate the good, and love prophesy to them, that they shall the evil; who pluck off their skin not take shame.

from off them, and their flesh from 7 O thou that art named the house off their bones; of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD 3 Who also eat the flesh of my straitened ? are these his doings? do people, and flay their skin from off not my words do good to him that them; and they break their bones, walketh uprightly?

and chop them in pieces, as for the 8 Even of late my people is risen pot, and as flesh within the caldron. up as an enemy: ye pull off the 4 Then shall they cry unto the robe with the garment from them LORD, but he will not hear them : that pass by securely as men averse he will even hide his face from them from war.

at that time, as they have behaved 9 The women of my people have themselves ill in their doings. ye cast out from their pleasant 5 Thus saith the LORD concernhouses ; from their children have ye ing the prophets that make my peotaken away my glory for ever. ple err, that bite with their teeth,

10 Arise ye, and depart; for this and cry, Peace; and he that putteth is not your rest : because it is pol not into their mouths, they even luted, it shall destroy you, even prepare war against him: with a sore destruction.

6 Therefore night shall be unto 11 If a man walking in the spirit you, that ye shall not have a vision; and falsehood do lie, saying, I will and it shall be dark unto you, that prophesy unto thee of wine and of ye shall not divine; and the sun strong drink; he shall even be the shall go down over the prophets, prophet of this people.

and the day shall be dark over · 12 I will surely assemble, O Ja them.

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