Jonah 3:5
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New International Version
The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.

New Living Translation
The people of Nineveh believed God's message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.

English Standard Version
And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men of Nineveh believed in God. They proclaimed a fast and dressed in sackcloth--from the greatest of them to the least.

International Standard Version
The people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least important.

NET Bible
The people of Nineveh believed in God, and they declared a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.

New Heart English Bible
The people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people of Nineveh believed God. They decided to fast, and everyone, from the most important to the least important, dressed in sackcloth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And the people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the men of Ninive believed in God: and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

English Revised Version
And the people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
The people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men of Nineveh believe in God, and proclaim a fast, and put on sackcloth, from their greatest even unto their least,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:5-10 There was a wonder of Divine grace in the repentance and reformation of Nineveh. It condemns the men of the gospel generation, Mt 12:41. A very small degree of light may convince men that humbling themselves before God, confessing their sins with prayer, and turning from sin, are means of escaping wrath and obtaining mercy. The people followed the example of the king. It became a national act, and it was necessary it should be so, when it was to prevent a national ruin. Let even the brute creatures' cries and moans for want of food remind their owners to cry to God. In prayer we must cry mightily, with fixedness of thought, firmness of faith, and devout affections. It concerns us in prayer to stir up all that is within us. It is not enough to fast for sin, but we must fast from sin; and, in order to the success of our prayers, we must no more regard iniquity in our hearts, Ps 66:18. The work of a fast-day is not done with the day. The Ninevites hoped that God would turn from his fierce anger; and that thus their ruin would be prevented. They could not be so confident of finding mercy upon their repentance, as we may be, who have the death and merits of Christ, to which we may trust for pardon upon repentance. They dared not presume, but they did not despair. Hope of mercy is the great encouragement to repentance and reformation. Let us boldly cast ourselves down at the footstool of free grace, and God will look upon us with compassion. God sees who turn from their evil ways, and who do not. Thus he spared Nineveh. We read of no sacrifices offered to God to make atonement for sin; but a broken and a contrite heart, such as the Ninevites then had, he will not despise.
Study Bible
Nineveh Repents
4Then Jonah began to go through the city one day's walk; and he cried out and said, "Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown." 5Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. 6When 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.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will stand at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now One greater than Jonah is here.

Luke 11:32
The men of Nineveh will stand at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now One greater than Jonah is here.

Revelation 11:3
And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

Esther 4:1
When Mordecai learned all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly.

Jeremiah 36:9
Now in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast before the LORD.

Daniel 9:3
So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.

Joel 1:14
Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a solemn assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD.

Jonah 3:7
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.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

believed.

Exodus 9:18-21 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very …

Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and …

Luke 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, …

Acts 27:25 Why, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be …

Hebrews 11:1,7 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things …

and proclaimed.

2 Chronicles 20:3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed …

Ezra 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might …

Jeremiah 36:9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah …

Joel 1:14 Sanctify you a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and …

Joel 2:12-17 Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your …

from.

Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man …

Jeremiah 42:1,8 Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, …

Acts 8:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, …

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