The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
Look how it says almost the same thing in both verses, that must mean that it is pretty important!