Jonah Notes from King James Bible - Old Testament

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King James Bible - Old Testament Jonah

God spoke to Jonah and told him to go to Ninevah. Jonah boarded a ship to flee from God's request because he knew that prophets were often killed. God sent a terrible storm. To survive, the sailors cast Jonah into the sea. A fish swallowed him. Inside the belly of the fish, Jonah prayed to God. After three days he was released. Jonah entered Ninevah and told them it would be overthrown in forty days. They fasted and stopped their violent ways. God decided not to destroy the city. Jonah was angry that the city wasn't destroyed. To show him the error of his ways, God gave Jonah a gourd to shelter him from the sun. A worm destroyed the gourd and Jonah was upset. God made Jonah realize he pitied a gourd for which he did not labor. God did labor for Ninevah and would not delight in its ruin.

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