Jonah 3:1-2 (NLT) – Then the Lord spoke to Jonah a second time: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you.”
I love this verse because of the message implied. Jonah rebelled and failed but God was not done with him. God gives people second chances (and third chances, and fourth chances). I find so much comfort in knowing God doesn’t give up on people and that I have failed and missed the mark too many time but I can keep coming back to the Lord.
The same passage in THE MESSAGE Paraphrase: Next, God spoke to Jonah a second time: “Up on your feet and on your way to the big city of Nineveh! Preach to them. They’re in a bad way and I can’t ignore it any longer.”