1 The word of
the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying,
2 ‘Get up,
go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that
I tell you.’
3 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
4 Jonah began
to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out,
‘Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!’
5 And the people
of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great
and small, put on sackcloth.
10 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.
14 Now after John
was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of
15 and saying,
‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;
repent, and believe in the good news.’
16 As Jesus passed
along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting
a net into the lake -- for they were fishermen.
17 And Jesus said
to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’
18 And immediately
they left their nets and followed him.
19 As he went
a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John,
who were in their boat mending the nets.
he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with
the hired men, and followed him.