"Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amit'tai, saying, "
"""Arise, go to Nin'eveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness has come up before me."" "
"But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord."