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Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown…

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. Jonah 3:3-5 Most of us are familiar with the story of Jonah when he was commissioned by Jehovah-God to proclaim judgment on the great Nineveh because of the evil that its inhabitants had accumulated in all their actions, Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.  Jonah 1:1-2 What calls the attention of history, is the number of days between the proclamation and the fulfillment of the fall of the judgment: Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. ‘Forty’ …

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