Jonah 3:4

“And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ionah began to enter into the citie a dayes iourney, and hee cryed, and said; Yet fourtie dayes, and Niniueh shalbe ouerthrowen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then 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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jonah first of all went a day's journey into the town, and crying out said, In forty days destruction will overtake Nineveh.
- Basic English Bible

And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!
- Darby Bible

And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
- Webster's Bible

Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried out, and said, "In forty days, Nineveh will be overthrown!"
- World English Bible

And Jonah beginneth to go in to the city a journey of one day, and proclaimeth, and saith, `Yet forty days -- and Nineveh is overturned.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he proclaimed, and said: 'Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jonah 3:4


3:4 Shall be overthrown - The threat is express. But there was a reserve with God, on condition of repentance.


Discussion for Jonah 3

  • Sheila lockett
    I think Jonah became a true believer and it humble Jonah soul for a strong hold and a strong finish
  • Omondi duncan
    jonah is agood servant of who at time went astray.....
  • Arlene Lawrence
    We cannot run from the presents of God,,no matter where we goes he is with us,he prepared the whale to shallow Jonah for a reason....the city of Nineveh had to heard the warning and as angry as Jonah was he had to delivers it.
  • Rosie Meredith
    It pays to be obedient to the word of the Lord
  • Eaglesrock
    15 Jonah s death foreshadows the Lord Jesus Christ: So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea. And the sea ceased from her ragging Jonah s death, is the only thing which can save the sailors from their death. The sailors tried every device they knew. They cast all their wares overboard in an effort to lighten the ship and in that way save themselves. Then even after Jonah had told them that he must be cast overboard, they still insisted upon rowing hard, in the hope that they might by their own works of labor make the death of the substitute unnecessary. But all of it failed, and they had to come to the place where they were willing to accept the death of another if they were to be saved. There is no salvation apart from the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet instead men still seek to save themselves through their own works.
  • Eaglesrock
    Jonah 1:3 Jonah attempts the impossible, to flee from God s presence. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. The Devil had a ship all ready and waiting for Jonah. He even saw to it that Jonah had the price of a ticket for he paid the fare thereof Satan Himself will make it easy for you to go into the opposite direction from which the Lord is calling you.

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