I. First Call: Jonah’s Attempted Escape (1:1-16)
II. God Rescues Jonah (1:17-2:10)
III. Second Call: Nineveh Responds to Jonah (3:1-9)
IV. God Rescues Nineveh (3:10-4:5)
V. The Lesson: God’s Right to Compassion (4:6-11)



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