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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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Nicole's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 8/26/2015, 8:38am...

i really enjoyed this chapter and it made me think about the extent God would go to show his love and mercy to mankind. God is so merciful and so loving that he will make a way when there truly is no way. had they thrown Jonah into the sea, he would have drowned or even been killed by something but what stood out to me was the fact that God PREPARED a great fish....... After doing some research, as big as the fish may have been, whether it be a whale or shark more than likely a whale it is impossible for one to swallow a human or anything that size whole. So God prepared the fish to swallow him number 1. Number two God had to stop the enzymes and stomach acid from digesting Jonah as well, and three, possibly he had to prepare the fish stomach so it could be large enough to hold Jonah. Perhaps i know there is even more to add, but just the thought of God preparing the fish to inhabit him was amazing and nothing short of a miracle and it shows the love and mercy of God. This chapter help me to understand the mercy of God in a different way than I have ever understood. God is truly love and he showed it even when Jonah was disobedient. He knows and understands the heart. He has a Job for us to do and he wants it done. Mercy truly does reign over judgment!


Ayodeji Ebenezer omotara's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 8/13/2015, 12:42am...

Jonah is a gift of grace despite his disobedience,God still showered him His grace.when he was threw inside the water,he was kept inside a belly of fish for three days and still alive,and because of his grace that God didn't want to kill him,helped others in the ship to be alive because the bible says where the sinners are being waged of there sins,the innocent would surely partake,if not others might perish with him.Jonah's deep sleepy is a sign of peace in trouble which always make some christians today to think they can be backslidding and still want God to understand,I.e God is not a forgottable God because He never forgotten that He sent him jonah an errands short word,we all need grace and mercy because no one is perfect like Jesus christ.


EBENEZER ADJEI-SARPONG's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 7/31/2015, 8:52pm...

Jonah, was a man of God,possibly an evengilist who had bad perception about the people of Neniveh, instead of listen to the voice of God he allowed his perception to overide God's instrution.


LIZZY's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 7/30/2015, 4:36am...

the lesson in this chapter is very broad. firstly, the people in the boat did not know the God of Jonah but through Jonah's disobedience to God, he got the opportunity to preach christ to them since they form the trinity God the father, son and the Holy Spirit . secondly,no man can hide from Gods purpose and plan, He said in his word that he knows the thoughts and plans for our lives.Jonah was trying to run frm God's thought and plans but GOD showed him that HE is God and creator of all things therefore, there's no hiding place frm the man of creation. thirdly, God is a God of yesterday, today and forever and when we trust him all other thing would be added unto us.


Aby's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 7/16/2015, 4:30pm...

papah Arhin once u encounter God you get boldness of spirit to preach just like Paul, grace u get once you believe in God 's Son Jesus


David's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 5/30/2015, 9:40am...

Yes. Any who try to hide from God 's calling absolutely place the unsaved at risk because you are the conduit to knowing the one true God. With Jonah. As with Moses it is God 's facilitating of those who do not feel worthy but know the one True God. This is again displayed in Peter. Had Peter been successful in stopping the capture of Jesus there woukd be no conduit for salvation. All to display that God 's plan can not be altered by humans. Humans are woven by His hand in their mother 's womb, then corrupted by birth to live a live of sin until rebirth through His Holy Spirit as a child of God. The key about Jonah, he never prayed for God to kill him only for God to forgive him.


Stephen's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 5/17/2015, 4:32am...

Jonah 's disobedience to God 's clear call put the sinners around him in danger. When we disobey the things God clearly tells us, we put unsaved people maybe even those we love in danger.


Papah Arhin's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 2/04/2015, 3:08am...

Life is not about you alone, it is about you and God. Whatever that hit you hit God. A good father always cares for His sons and knows the best for them. Therefore whatever you seek should not be of your benefit alone, think about God and what He says about you. I think Jonah did respond the words of the Lord because of fear. The fear of the people of Nineveh as God has told him their wicked. To preach Jesus you need an encounter with Him first, that will give you the Grace to preach Him. Jesus told the disciples not to depart but stay and wait for the Holy Spirit. But after the Holy Spirit had filled them everything that is to hinder them from preaching Jesus was destroyed.


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