1 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jonah, the second time, saying: 2 Arise, get thee unto Nineveh, the great city, - and cry against it the cry that I am bidding thee. 3 So Jonah arose, and went his way unto Nineveh, according to the word of Yahweh, - Nineveh, being a city great before God, of three days' journey. 4 So Jonah began to enter into the city, one day's journey, - and he cried out and said - Yet forty days, and, Nineveh, is to be overthrown! 5 And the people of Nineveh believed in God, - and proclaimed a fast, and clothed themselves in sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even unto the least of them.
6 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. 7 And he caused an outcry to be made - and said - throughout Nineveh, By decree of the king and of his great men, Be it known: - Man and beast, herd and flock, Let them taste, nothing, let them not feed, and, water, let them not drink: 8 Let both man and beast, cover themselves with sackcloth, and let them cry unto God, mightily, - Yea let them turn, every man from his wicked way, and from the violence which is in their hands: 9 Who knoweth whether God himself - may turn and grieve, - and turn away from the glow of his anger, that we perish not?