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Jonah was told by God to prophesy to the city of Nineveh, but Jonah did not want to do that, so instead of going there, he went to Joppa and got on a ship headed to Tarshish. While he was on the ship, a they sail right into a storm. The sailors knew that it wasn't your run-of-the-mill storm, and they cast lots to see whose fault it was that they were caught in the storm. They decided it was Jonah, who admits it. He further tells them to throw him overboard so that the storm will stop. They throw him overboard and he is swallowed by a huge fish. While he is in the belly of the fish, Jonah prays, asking God for forgiveness. God hears Jonah's prayer, even from the depths of the sea and inside the fish, and He causes the fish to vomit Jonah onto dry land. Again, God tells Jonah to go to Nineveh and prophesy there. This time, Jonah goes to Nineveh. He warns them that Nineveh will be destroyed in 40 days. The Ninevites believe him, repent and the city is spared. Bitterly, Jonah leaves the city and makes himself a shelter, waiting to see if the city is destroyed. God grows a tree overnight to give him shade from the hot sun, but later, a worm kills the plant, and Jonah, under the beating sun, feels faint and ill and says he wants to die. God answers him, "Are you really so very angry about the little plant? You were upset about this little plant, something for which you have not worked nor did you do anything to make it grow. It grew up overnight and died the next day. Should I not be even more concerned about Nineveh, this enormous city?"
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