God told Jonah to go to a place called Nineveh to tell the people there to stop being bad.
Go to Nineveh to tell the people to stop doing bad things.
But Jonah didn't want to help the people. He knew they were bad and he wanted them to be punished. So instead of listening, he ran to the sea and saw a ship leaving to another city. He paid the captain and went to the lower part of the boat.
After the boat left, a bad storm came. All the sailors thought it was Jonah's fault. The captain went to find Jonah who was sleeping. The captain told Jonah to pray to God. Jonah said,'' If you want to stop the storm, you have to throw me off the ship.
After he was thrown off the boat, the storm went away. God sent a whale to swallow him and keep him safe for 3 days and 3 nights.
Inside the whale, Jonah did lots of praying to God. He also asked God to forgive him and not allowing him to drown.
When he was on land, God told Jonah a second time to go to Nineveh to tell the people to change their bad ways.