Furthermore, let both man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and have everyone call out earnestly to God. Let each one turn from his evil ways and from the violence in his hands.
Cross ReferencesRevelation 11:3
And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."
yet my hands are free of violence and my prayer is pure.
He opens their ears to correction and commands that they turn from iniquity.
Out of the depths I cry to You, O LORD!
Wash and cleanse yourselves. Remove your evil deeds from My sight. Stop doing evil!
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.
Let the wicked man forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.
Now therefore, tell the men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem that this is what the LORD says: 'Behold, I am planning a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways, and correct your ways and deeds.'
The prophets told you, 'Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and evil deeds, and you can dwell in the land that the LORD has given to you and to your fathers forever and ever.
Perhaps they will listen and turn--each from his evil way of life--so that I may relent of the disaster that I am planning to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about all the calamity I plan to bring upon them, each of them will turn from his wicked way. Then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin."
Consecrate a fast; proclaim a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and all the residents of the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
The captain approached him and said, "How can you sleep? Get up and call upon your God. Perhaps this God will consider us, so that we may not perish."
So they cried out to the LORD: "Please, O LORD, do not let us perish on account of this man's life! Do not charge us with innocent blood! For You, O LORD, have done as You pleased."
Chapter Outline1. Jonah, sent again, preaches to the Ninevites.
5. Upon their repentance,
10. God relents.
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Jonah 1:6, 14
Psalm 130:1, 2
Isaiah 55:6, 7
Ezekiel 18:21-24, 27, 28, 30-32
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