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God told Jonah to go to the great city of Ninevah to preach, but Jonah didn't
want to go. He tried to run away from God by going in the opposite direction.
He got on a ship. God caused a storm to come. It nearly sank the ship. When
the men on the ship discovered that it was Jonah's fault, they threw him
overboard into the sea, and the sea became calm. God had provided a large fish
that swallowed Jonah. Jonah prayed to God from inside the fish and God heard
him. He was in the fish for three days and three nights. The fish spit him out
onto dry land. God again told him to go and preach to the people of Ninevah,
and this time he obeyed. It was a very large city. Jonah told the people that
they must repent or they would be destroyed. The people listened and believed.
They were sorry for their sins and God forgave them. Jonah was angry. He
didn't really care about the people of the city, but God loved them. When
Jesus was on earth, he talked about Jonah in Matthew 12: 39. He compares
Jonah's experience to his being in the grave for three days and three nights.