1:1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.”
2 And he prayed to the LORD and said, “O LORD, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.
15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
2 but your iniquities have made a separation
between you and your God,
and your sins have hidden his face from you
so that he does not hear.
8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”