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1 Now the word of the Lord came vnto Ionah the sonne of Amittai, saying,

2 Arise, goe to Nineueh that great citie, and cry against it: for their wickednes is come vp before me.

3 But Ionah rose vp to flee vnto Tarshish, from the presence of the Lord, and went downe to Ioppa, and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he payed the fare thereof, and went downe into it, to goe with them vnto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

4 But the Lord sent out a great winde into the sea, and there was a mightie tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.

5 Then the Mariners were afraid, and cried euery man vnto his god, and cast foorth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: but Ionah was gone downe into the sides of the ship, and hee lay, and was fast asleepe.

6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said vnto him; What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, call vpon thy God, if so be that God wil thinke vpon vs, that we perish not.

7 And they said euery one to his fellow; Come, and let vs cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this euil is vpon vs. So they cast lots, and the lot fell vpon Ionah.

8 Then said they vnto him, Tel vs, we pray thee, for whose cause this euill is vpon vs: What is thine occupation? and whence commest thou? What is thy countrey? and of what people art thou?

9 And hee said vnto them, I am an Hebrew, and I feare the Lord the God of heauen, which hath made the sea, and the dry land.

10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and saide vnto him; Why hast thou done this? (for the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.)

11 Then said they vnto him, What shall we doe vnto thee, that the sea may be calme vnto vs? (for the sea wrought and was tempestuous.)

12 And he said vnto them, Take me vp, and cast mee foorth into the sea; so shall the sea be calme vnto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is vpon you.

13 Neuerthelesse the men rowed hard to bring it to the land, but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.

14 Wherefore they cried vnto the Lord, and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, We beseech thee, let vs not perish for this mans life, and lay not vpon vs, innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.

15 So they tooke vp Ionah, and cast him foorth into the sea, and the sea ceased from her raging.

16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice vnto the Lord, and made vowes.

17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow vp Ionah, and Ionah was in the belly of the fish three dayes, and three nights.

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Amwayi Kakamega's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 12/10/2014, 9:28am...

God reveales his to those who dont know him


Amwayi Kakamega's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 12/10/2014, 9:25am...

God reveales his to those who dont know him


Insight 777's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 11/19/2014, 12:21pm...

I think the story of Jonah is a parable relating to WW3. The word Jonah means Dove. A dove is a symbol of Peace so when you read the word Jonah use the word peace because that is what is being talked about. Peace was to cry to Nineveh that their wickedness would be destroyed, that war would happen. Peace fled and war erupted. The sea is the symbol of the nations of the world in tempest, conflict. The whale or Great Fish represents the nations that cause WW3. When peace is in the belly of the whale for 3 days that represents the place where all is digested to supply the needs of the nations involved. The WW3 peace treaty will take 3 days to draw up and be agreed upon. Then Peace will be vomited onto land meaning yes, there will be Peace terms but the result will make everyone sick. No one will want the Peace terms. Peace would rather not exist at all than have to exist in those agreed upon terms. Nineveh will always be split into two factions never agreeing and the question to Peace is should they all die?


Anarika's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 10/11/2014, 12:14am...

Jonah had a specific called to ministry however He refused to operate in that calling. Like Jonah many of us has a specific calling from God but we allowed the cares of the world to encompass us and we remain dormant. If we are not careful we too will get a wake up call. when Jonah finally comply, an entire nation repented. In like manner our obedience to Gods calling can impact the world.


Santosh's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 9/18/2014, 3:23pm...

Jonah represents many of a persons life story. There are times we all can remember that we did things our way knowing well enough that God does not want us to do that. The surprising fact of the matter is we go so far from our life and pre destination that God has no alternative than "give us a big bang on the head ".


Mike's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 9/04/2014, 10:03am...

JESUS said in matthew 12 40 that as Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the whales belly so shall the son of man be 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. so it was a whale that swallowed Jonah.


Rosie Taylor's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 8/22/2014, 8:56am...

Jonah, learns to listen God.


Vengai's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 8/06/2014, 4:59am...

if you stay "in his presence ",you are assured of his covering but if you wantonly flee like what Jonah did then GOD will expose you to other forces in a bid to bring you back into his presence,to live again according to his purpose and plan.All this is meant to protect and not to destroy you.He loved Jonah,Niniveh and us too.


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