Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nineveh Fast

Reading - 3rd Day
Jonah 3:1-10 (21st Century King James Version)

Jonah 3
1And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,

2"Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching
that I bid thee."

3So Jonah arose and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD.
Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.

4And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried and
said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown."

5So 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.

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

7And 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 anything; let them not feed, nor drink water.

8But 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.

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

10And 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.

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