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

  • Cindy
    I feel it teaches us that God will not abide with His children in sin. Yet He is a loving Father and He is holy. He wants nothing more than to heal our backsliding but we must first humble ourselves and pray. No fancy prayer required...just an honest heart and contrite spirit. He uses the weak things to confound the wise.
  • A disciple
    How do we pray? Matthew 6:5-13 the Lord Jesus tells us exactly: first; not to do so as an actor under an assumed character to put on or give a false or misleading appearance to conceal one's true nature, motives or thoughts - NOT as a hypocrite! Not for fondness of praise from others in Church or on the streets; Not for "giving light to others;" Not as the heathen, acting out of superstition.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    God in control, put God first , humble is the way. If he tell you to go right go to the right. We like Jonah rebelled against God by running in the opposite direction. but that ok God is a forgiving and loving God we get a second chance
  • JoAnn Hutcherson
    According to my experience with reading God's word the Old Testament showed various ways of how people reveranced God. The word also tells us that we can approach the throne of God with boldness in time of need.
  • Lu2677
    MrMon. Dan.6:10"Daniel kneeled toward Jerusalem and prayed"Acts 20:36;kneeled down,Kings20:2 turned his face to the wall.Mark 14:35"fell on the ground and prayed"Many verse has only the word"prayed",without mention of what position.I don't see an explicit way in scripture because obviously some people are unable to kneel,stand,sit,fall on the ground,etc. The physical ability would dictate how.
  • Irene123
    mr Monday- you can position your body in prayer however you are able or want to. I am 75 and cannot kneel, so I just sit. To kneel is an act of humility, but it's our hearts that are humbled BEFORE we kneel. And it's our hearts He searches.

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