1 Et factum est verbum Domini ad Ionam secundo dicens:
2 "Surge, vade in Nineven civitatem magnam et praedica in ea praedicationem, quam ego loquor ad te".
3 Et surrexit Ionas et abiit in Nineven iuxta verbum Domini. Et Nineve erat civitas magna coram Deo, itinere trium dierum.
4 Et coepit Ionas introire in civitatem itinere diei unius; et clamavit et dixit: "Adhuc quadraginta dies, et Nineve subvertetur".
5 Et crediderunt viri Ninevitae in Deo; et praedicaverunt ieiunium et vestiti sunt saccis a maiore usque ad minorem.
6 Et pervenit verbum ad regem Nineve; et surrexit de solio suo et abiecit pallium suum a se et indutus est sacco et sedit in cinere.
7 Et clamavit et dixit in Nineve decreto regis et principum eius dicens: "Homines et iumenta et boves et pecora non gustent quidquam nec pascantur et aquam non bibant;
8 et operiantur saccis homines et iumenta et clament ad Deum in fortitudine, et convertatur vir a via sua mala et a violentia, quae est in manibus eorum.
9 Quis scit si convertatur et ignoscat Deus et revertatur a furore irae suae, et non peribimus?".
10 Et vidit Deus opera eorum, quia conversi sunt de via sua mala; et misertus est Deus super malum, quod lo cutus fuerat ut faceret eis, et non fecit.
King James Version
1 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.
3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.
4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
5 ¶ So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
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?
10 ¶ And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.