/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //#36 // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var username = "student"; var title="JONAH"; var title2=" #36; book of Jonah"; Text=new Array(20); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<21;x++) { Text[x]=""; } max=19; Text[0]=" 1. Long ago, when Irsael was a powerful nation, God said to Jonah, "+speechstr+"Go to Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, and tell the people to repent. I have seen how wicked they are."+speechstr+""; Text[1]=" 2. Jonah didn"+aposstr+"t want the people of Nineveh to repent and be forgiven. Nineveh was the capital of Israel's worst enemy. So, instead of going east to Nineveh, he went west to the port of Joppa."; Text[2]=" 3. There Jonah found a ship sailing for Tarshish, a town in what is now southern Spain. He bought a ticket and walked on board ship to run away from God."; Text[3]=" 4. God sent a terrible storm. The sailors thought the wind and waves would break the ship apart."; Text[4]=" 5. They threw overboard everything they could to make the ship lighter. They all asked their gods to stop the storm."; Text[5]=" 6. During all this time Jonah was lying below deck, fast asleep."; Text[6]=" 7. One of the sailors found him and woke him. "+speechstr+"How can you sleep in such a storm?"+speechstr+" he asked. "+speechstr+"Get up! Pray to your God to save us from drowning."+speechstr+""; Text[7]=" 8. The sailors thought, "+speechstr+"The gods are angry with someone."+speechstr+" They rolled dice to find out who it was. And it was Jonah! Then he told them, "+speechstr+"I"+aposstr+"m running away from God. Throw me overboard and the storm will stop."+speechstr+""; Text[8]=" 9. The sailors didn"+aposstr+"t want to do this. They tried hard to row the ship back to shore, but the wind was too strong."; Text[9]=" 10. Finally they threw Jonah overboard. They asked God not to blame them for his death."; Text[10]=" 11. God sent a big fish to swallow Jonah. For three days and nights, he was in the fish"+aposstr+"s belly. Jonah asked God to forgive him."; Text[11]=" 12. God told the fish to spit Jonah out on the shore. Then God told Jonah again, "+speechstr+"Go to Nineveh and tell the people to repent. "+speechstr+""; Text[12]=" 13. Jonah had to travel many days to get to Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. Nineveh was a very large city."; Text[13]=" 14. Jonah told the people, "+speechstr+"Only 40 days more and Nineveh will be destroyed."+speechstr+""; Text[14]=" 15. The people of Nineveh repented. They put on rough clothing to show how sorry they were."; Text[15]=" 16. When the king of Assyria heard what Jonah had said, he too repented. He sent out an order that all should show how sorry they were. No one was to eat or drink. When God saw this, He decided not to destroy the city."; Text[16]=" 17. Jonah was very angry with God. He built himself a shelter outside the city to wait and see what God would do. God had a plant grow over the shelter to shade Jonah from the hot sun."; Text[17]=" 18. Then God sent a worm to kill the plant. It shriveled up and died. Jonah became very angry and said, "+speechstr+"I might as well be dead."+speechstr+""; Text[18]=" 19. But God said, "+speechstr+"Jonah, you are angry because the plant died and you feel the hot sun. Shouldn"+aposstr+"t I feel sorry for the thousands of people in Nineveh and especially the little children!"+speechstr+""; // *** POSITIONING AND STYLES ********************************************* //**DO NOT EDIT THIS ***** //*********************** //************************