Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (#thanksriver for help translating)
The word of the Sovereign came to Jonah a second time, saying,
go to Nineveh,
that great city,
and cry out against it
the cry which I am about to tell you.”
3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh,
according to the word of the Sovereign.
Now Nineveh was an great city to God,
a three day journey across.
4Jonah began to enter Nineveh,
a one day journey;
and he cried out,
“Forty days until Nineveh is destroyed.”
5And the people of Nineveh believed God!
They proclaimed a fasting period,
and they put on sackcloth,
from the greatest of them to the least.
10God saw their deeds,
that they had turned from their evil ways,
and God repented from the evil
that God had said would be done to them.
And God did not do it.
Queeries for the text:
What did Jonah do the first time the word of God came to him?
Does Jonah still smell like a big fish?
Does Jonah even want the people of Nineveh to repent?
Is Jonah's the shortest sermon ever?
Did Jonah even finish walking through the city or just stop one day in?
Is it possible to be a worse prophet than Jonah?
How often does God change Her mind?
What are your queeries?