II Kings 14:25
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25  It was he who restored the territory of Yisrael from Lebo-hamath to the sea of the Arabah, in accordance with the promise that Hashem, the God of Yisrael, had made through His servant, the Navi Yona son of Amitai from Gath-hepher.

HU hay-SHEEV et g’-VUL yis-ra-AYL mi-l’-VO kha-MAT ad YAM ha-a-ra-VAH kid-VAR a-do-NAI e-lo-HAY yis-ra-AYL a-SHER di-BER b’-yad av-DO yo-NAH ven a-mi-TAI ha-na-VEE a-SHER mi-GAT ha-KHAY-fer

כה  הוּא הֵשִׁיב אֶת־גְּבוּל יִשְׂרָאֵל מִלְּבוֹא חֲמָת עַד־יָם הָעֲרָבָה כִּדְבַר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר בְּיַד־עַבְדּוֹ יוֹנָה בֶן־אֲמִתַּי הַנָּבִיא אֲשֶׁר מִגַּת הַחֵפֶר׃

 14:25   Had made through His servant, the Navi Yona son of Amittai 

Rashi (1040-1105)

The prophet Yona mentioned here is the same prophet we learn about in Sefer Yona, who runs away to avoid traveling to the large Assyrian city Nineveh to deliver Hashem’s word. Rashi suggests that Yona is afraid that Nineveh will obey God’s word, in contrast to the People of Israel who had not done so. This would look bad for the Children of Israel and give God even more reason to punish them. Therefore, Yona decides the only way to protect the Israelites is to flee by boat from the Land of Israel, so that he would no longer have to deliver the prophecy to Nineveh. But he ultimately learns that one can flee neither Hashem nor His commandments, and returns to fulfill his mission.

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