Jonah 3:2
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New International Version
"Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you."

New Living Translation
"Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you."

English Standard Version
“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.”

New American Standard Bible
"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you."

King James Bible
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach the message that I tell you."

International Standard Version
"Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you."

NET Bible
"Go immediately to Nineveh, that large city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Leave at once for the important city, Nineveh. Announce to the people the message I have given you."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid you.

American King James Version
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the preaching that I bid you.

American Standard Version
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise, and go to Ninive the great city: and preach in it the preaching that I bid thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I shall bid thee.

English Revised Version
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the preaching that I bid thee.

World English Bible
"Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I give you."

Young's Literal Translation
'Rise, go unto Nineveh, the great city, and proclaim unto it the proclamation that I am speaking unto thee;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:1-4 God employs Jonah again in his service. His making use of us is an evidence of his being at peace with us. Jonah was not disobedient, as he had been. He neither endeavoured to avoid hearing the command, nor declined to obey it. See here the nature of repentance; it is the change of our mind and way, and a return to our work and duty. Also, the benefit of affliction; it brings those back to their place who had deserted it. See the power of Divine grace, for affliction of itself would rather drive men from God, than draw them to him. God's servants must go where he sends them, come when he calls them, and do what he bids them; we must do whatever the word of the Lord commands. Jonah faithfully and boldly delivered his errand. Whether Jonah said more, to show the anger of God against them, or whether he only repeated these words again and again, is not certain, but this was the purport of his message. Forty days is a long time for a righteous God to delay judgments, yet it is but a little time for an unrighteous people to repent and reform in. And should it not awaken us to get ready for death, to consider that we cannot be so sure that we shall live forty days, as Nineveh then was that it should stand forty days? We should be alarmed if we were sure not to live a month, yet we are careless though we are not sure to live a day.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - That great city (see note on Jonah 1:2). Preaching; rendered "cry" in Jonah 1:2; Septuagint, κήρυγμα. This time the proclamation is unto it, as interested in the message, not "against it," as doomed to destruction (Pusey).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city,.... So it is called; See Gill on Jonah 1:2. The order runs in the same words as before; and the same discouragements are presented to Jonah, taken from the greatness of the city, the number of its inhabitants, its being the metropolis of the Assyrian empire, and the seat of the greatest monarch on earth, to try his faith; but these had not the like effect as before; for he had now another spirit given him, not of fear, but of a sound mind; he considered he was sent by a greater King, and that more were they that were on his side than the inhabitants of this place, who might possibly be against him:

and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee; that he had bid him before, declaring and exposing their wickedness, and telling them that in a short time their city would be destroyed. Jonah must not be gratified with any alteration in the message; but he must go with it as it had before been given, or what he now bid, or should bid him; the word of the Lord must be spoken just as it is delivered; nothing must be added to it, or taken from it; the whole counsel of God must be declared; prophets and ministers must preach, not as men bid them, but as God bids them. The Targum is,

"prophesy against it the prophecy which I speak with thee.''

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. preach … the preaching—literally, "proclaim the proclamation." On the former occasion the specific object of his commission to Nineveh was declared; here it is indeterminate. This is to show how freely he yields himself, in the spirit of unconditional obedience, to speak whatever God may please.

Jonah 3:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jonah Preaches to the Ninevites
1Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you." 3So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three days' walk.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 1:17
"Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.

Ezekiel 2:7
You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.

Jonah 3:1
Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:

Zephaniah 2:13
He will stretch out his hand against the north and destroy Assyria, leaving Nineveh utterly desolate and dry as the desert.
Treasury of Scripture

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the preaching that I bid you.

Nineveh. Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, was situated on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, opposite the present Mosul, about

Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their …

Zephaniah 2:13-15 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; …

preach.

Jeremiah 1:17 You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak to them all …

Jeremiah 15:19-21 Therefore thus said the LORD, If you return, then will I bring you …

Ezekiel 2:7 And you shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or …

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore …

Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

John 5:14 Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, …

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