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

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Gods commandments are simple read Romans obedience unto righteousness ( Niveneah) or sin unto death(sodom) God woudlve spared sodom but found no obedience unto righteousness apart from lot
  • A disciple
    Christian Powell; What is the difference between Sodom and Nineveh? and why was one shown mercy and the other destroyed? The men of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah: God's pronouncement of imminent destruction convicted them of their sins, and they responded appropriately. Although Sodom had Lot living among them, there wasn't one person who took it to heart. Read Ezekiel 16:49-50
  • Christian powell
    The story of Jonah is clearly demonstrate Gods love to humanity, hi desire to save us and are not willing that we perish by his judgement. with this being the case, a question of thought comes to mind. what is the difference between Nineveh and Sodom and Gomorrah. How dose one explain Gods mercy for one but destruction for the other, his will to save one and destroy the other.
  • BSP
    In verse 9 I really appreciate how Jonah openly confessed his wrong. He took responsibility for his wrong actions.
  • When we commit sin, there is nothing that we can do to justify the sin or pervert God's judgment other than to repent of it.
  • Lucille
    What's can we learn from Jonah life is not to be Disobedient, unfaithful, stubborn, proud, and altogether bad-tempered, cantankerous,old curmudgeon

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