Jonah 1:2

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Arise, goe to Nineueh that great citie, and cry against it: for their wickednes is come vp before me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Up! go to Nineveh, that great town, and let your voice come to it; for their evil-doing has come up before me.
- Basic English Bible

Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
- Darby Bible

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
- Webster's Bible

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.
- World English Bible

`Rise, go unto Nineveh, the great city, and proclaim against it that their wickedness hath come up before Me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim against it; for their wickedness is come up before Me.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jonah 1:2


1:2 That great city - It is said to have been one hundred and fifty furlongs in length, that is eighteen miles and three quarters, and eleven miles and one quarter in breadth.


Discussion for Jonah 1

  • Irene123
    When witnessing to souls we need the gift of discerning of spirits, 1 Cor.12:10. To acquire these gifts we must be saved in Jesus' way, Acts 2:38, not our way as just simply saying the words of Rom. 10:13 (14-16). "... calling on the NAME of the Lord ..."; the man of God who baptizes you uses the words of Acts 2:38, Just as Jesus said in Matt. 28:19 "... in the NAME of ..."
  • Linda owami ncube
    Jonah knew he had done something wrong '' he rose up and fled to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, the mariners were afraid and cried to their Gods but Jonah remained fast asleep, HE somehow knew he was the cause of the tragedy that had befell them on the ship...as chrisian we should learn to be truthful to ourselves, always know that no man can hide from God, or his presence...
  • Farhad
    <> PROPHET JONAS: FOR AS JONAS WAS THREE DAYS
    AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE WHALE'S BELLY; SO
    SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE THREE DAYS AND
    THREE NIGHTS IN THE HEART OF THE
    EARTH." (Matthew 12:39-40). how this prediction is fulfilled by JESUS... thanks
  • Michael Paul Vines
    I have fallen on this story today. I am struggling with a leg and back injury. I am cut off from most of my family. I take most bible teachings with me everyday. I am a sinner and it ashames me. My want to be home with family hastens most interactions with people. I am happy because this stories beggining I hardly remember. I was usually being calmed down for bed, while it was read.
  • Joyce ahlijah
    Jonah knew he was serving the great God as he told the people, yet he decided to be disobedient because he thought God will blush off his refusal to go to Nineveh for the assignment, may be as before; forgetting that lives are very precious to God and so He decided to give them a fair chance to repent and not perish. That is why God let Jonah taste a bit of the forthcoming punishment for Nineveh
  • Lu2677
    V. 17 "three days and three nights" Mon. day. Mon. night, Tue. day, Tue. night, Wed. day, Wed. night=3 days, daylight, 3 nights, darkness. It looks to me that it means what it says.

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