¶ And Ionas went to & entred in to [the] citie euen a dayes iourney/ and cried sayenge: There shall not passe .xl. dayes but Niniue shalbe ouerthrowen.
¶ And the people of Niniue beleued God/ and proclaymed fastynge/ and arayed them selues in sackcloth/ as well the greate as the small of them.
¶ And [the] tydinges came vn to the kinge of Niniue/ which arose out of his sete/ and did his apparell of & put on sackcloth/ & sate him downe in asshes. And it was cried and commaunded in Niniue by [the] auctorite of [the] kinge and of his lordes sayenge: se that nether man or beest/ oxe or shepe tast ought at al/ & that they nether fede or drinke water.
¶ And they put on sackcloth both man and beest/ & cried vn to God mightily/ and turned euery man from his weked waye/ and from doenge wronge in which they were acustomed/ sayenge: who can tell whether god will turne & repent/ & cease from his fearce wrathe/ that we perish not? And when god saw theyr workes/ how they turned from theyr weked wayes/ he repented on [the] euell which he sayd he wold doo vn to them/ and dyd it not.