The second call of Jonah (Jon 3:1-3:2)

“The word of Yahweh

Came to Jonah

A second time,

Saying.

‘Get up!

Go to Nineveh,

That great city!

Proclaim to it

The message

That I tell you!’”

This second call to Jonah to go to Nineveh was like the first call of Yahweh in chapter 1.  However, there are some changes.  There was no immediate ‘at once’ demand on Jonah.  He was, of course, to go to the great city of Nineveh, but there was no mention of the wickedness in Nineveh.  Instead, Jonah was to proclaim the message that Yahweh was going to tell him.  How will Jonah respond this 2nd time?

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