Jonah, now an elderly man, tells his tale of how God awakened him one night many years ago and told him to go to the great city of Ninevah and preach repentance, as the city's wickedness and violence had offended God. Believing that the Ninevites should be punished, Jonah sets out on his journey. However, disobeying God's command, he goes by ship the opposite way to Tarshish. He is thrown from the ship during the storm and is swallowed by a great fish. He lives in the belly of the fish for three days and nights, until he prays to be saved. God repeats His command to Jonah, so he goes to Ninevah. The people repent and Jonah learns that those who repent are forgiven.