Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes.

King James Version

For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Holman Bible

When word reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

International Standard Version

When the message reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, removed his royal garments, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat down in ashes.

A Conservative Version

And the news reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

American Standard Version

And the tidings reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Amplified

For word came to the king of Nineveh [of all that had happened to Jonah, and his terrifying message from God], and he arose from his throne and he laid his robe aside, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Bible in Basic English

And the word came to the king of Nineveh, and he got up from his seat of authority, and took off his robe, and covering himself with haircloth, took his seat in the dust.

Darby Translation

And the word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he threw his robe from him and covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes.

Julia Smith Translation

And the word will reach to the king of Nineveh, and he will rise from his throne, and he will take away his wide cloak from off him, and he will cover with sackcloth, and he will sit upon ashes.

King James 2000

For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the news reached the king of Nineveh, and he rose from his throne and removed his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in the ashes.

Modern King James verseion

For word came to the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne. And he laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the tidings came unto the king of Nineveh, which arose out of his seat, and did his apparel off and put on sackcloth, and sat him down in ashes.

NET Bible

When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat on ashes.

New Heart English Bible

The news reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and took off his royal robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

The Emphasized Bible

And the word reached unto the king of Nineveh, so he arose from his throne, and laid aside his robe from off him, - and covered him with sackcloth, and sat on ashes.

Webster

For word came to the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

World English Bible

The news reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and took off his royal robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Youngs Literal Translation

seeing the word doth come unto the king of Nineveh, and he riseth from his throne, and removeth his honourable robe from off him, and spreadeth out sackcloth, and sitteth on the ashes,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

unto the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of Nineveh
נינוה 
Niyn@veh 
Usage: 17

and he arose
קוּם 
Quwm 
Usage: 629

כּסּה כּסּא 
Kicce' 
Usage: 135

and he laid
עבר 
`abar 
over , pass , through , pass by , go , away , pass on ,
Usage: 557

אדּרת 
'addereth 
Usage: 12

כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

him with sackcloth
שׂק 
Saq 
Usage: 48

and sat
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

References

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Context Readings

The King's Proclamation

5 Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. 6 When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes. 7 He issued a proclamation and it said, "In Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water.


Cross References

Esther 4:1-4

When Mordecai learned all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly.

Job 2:8

And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.

Ezekiel 27:30-31

And they will make their voice heard over you And will cry bitterly They will cast dust on their heads, They will wallow in ashes.

James 4:6-10

But He gives a greater grace Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."

Psalm 2:10-12

Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.

Jeremiah 6:26

O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth And roll in ashes; Mourn as for an only son, A lamentation most bitter. For suddenly the destroyer Will come upon us.

Jeremiah 13:18

Say to the king and the queen mother, "Take a lowly seat, For your beautiful crown Has come down from your head."

Matthew 11:21

"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

Luke 10:13

"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

James 1:9-10

But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;

Job 42:6

Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes."

Lamentations 3:29

Let him put his mouth in the dust, Perhaps there is hope.

Daniel 9:3

So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.

Micah 1:10

Tell it not in Gath, Weep not at all. At Beth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust.



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