The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second
"Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city,
and proclaim to it the message that I tell
So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according
to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an
exceedingly large city, a three days' walk
Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's
walk. And he cried out, "Forty days more,
and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"
And the people of Nineveh believed God; they
proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and
small, put on sackcloth.
When God saw what they did, how they turned from
their evil ways, God changed his mind about the
calamity that he had said he would bring upon
them; and he did not do it.
For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my
hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my
fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my
mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out
your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Those of low estate are but a breath, those of
high estate are a delusion; in the balances they
go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain
hopes on robbery; if riches increase, do not set
your heart on them.
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For
you repay to all according to their work.
I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time
has grown short; from now on, let even those who
have wives be as though they had none,
and those who mourn as though they were not
mourning, and those who rejoice as though they
were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though
they had no possessions,
and those who deal with the world as though they
had no dealings with it. For the present form of
this world is passing away.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to
Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,
and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God has come near; repent, and
believe in the good news."
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw
Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into
the sea--for they were fishermen.
And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I
will make you fish for people."
And immediately they left their nets and
As he went a little farther, he saw James son of
Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their
boat mending the nets.
Immediately he called them; and they left their
father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men,
and followed him.