Old Testament

Wisdom and Poetical Books

Did the prophecy come true?

No. Oftentimes when prophets spoke to people, the prophets spoke of what would happen if the people did not change their ways. In this case, the people changed their ways: “The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.” (NIV, Jonah 3:5) Their repentance was sincere, so God refrained from sending ruin upon them.


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