Jonah is one of the twelve prophets of the Old Testament. He was commanded to go to the Assyrian capital of Nineveh and preach there, foretelling the city’s destruction. However, the prophet wanted to avoid carrying out this order, so he boarded a ship bound for Pharisees. Outraged by Jonah’s disobedience, God raised a terrible storm.
When his companions found out who was the cause of the calamity, Jonah suggested that they should throw him overboard. The storm immediately died down, and Jonah was swallowed up by the great whale, in whose belly he had been for three days and three nights. He prayed fervently, and the Lord heard and saved him. From this story, it can be seen that one should accept guilt, and then the Lord will forgive and help.