eint coud not haue found in their hertes/ but wold haue disobeyed and haue runne awaye from [the] presens of [the] commaundement of god [with] Ionas if thei had bene so strongly tempted.
¶ For Ionas thought of this maner: loo/ I am here a prophete vn to Gods people the Israelites. Which though they haue gods word testified vn to them dayly/ yet dispice it & worshepe God vnder [the] likenesse of calues & after all maner facions saue after his awne worde/ & therfore are of all nacions [the] worst & most worthy of punishment. And yet god for loue of few [that] are amonge them & for his names sake spareth them & defendeth them. How then shuld god take so cruell vengeaunce on so greate a multitude of them to whome his name was neuer preached to and therfore are not [the] tenth parte so euel as these? If I shal therfore goo preach so shall I lye & shame my selfe & God therto and make them the moare to dispice god and sett the lesse by him and to be the moare cruell vn to