Jonah 3:7-9

Jonah 3:7-9 King James Version (KJV)
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:

8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Jonah 3:7-9 New Life Version (NLV)

7 And he sent word through all of Nineveh, saying, “By the law of the king and his leaders, do not let man or animal, cattle or flock, taste anything. Do not let them eat or drink water. 8 Both man and animal must be covered with cloth made from hair. Everyone must pray to God with all his heart, so each person may turn from his sinful way and from the bad things he has done. 9 Who knows? God may change His mind and stop being angry so that we will not die.”

New Life Version (NLV) Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International

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7 The king believed the warning so much he mad it law for no one to eat, eating is important when death is at the door. This was a nation wide fast.

8 This rough cloth was to cause discomfort; this was to show how sin leads to discomfort and judgment. Those crying to God were to show their repentance. Repentance is a turning away.

9 God don’t change His mind but they did have Him postpone what was prophesied to happen. We sometimes as believers move God’s heart and the same way.