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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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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.


Jay Kotek's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 1/28/2015, 11:07pm...

I feel that, Jonah is a symbol of ordinary human who receive the message of God, who often ignore and go after mundane safety and pleasure, fall into trap perils of life, again the life and death situasion put him in utmost surrender to God, God is unconditional love, pour grace on him. These are symbolic representation of values of life, if anyone who goes after literal word by word interpretation then reach and remain in the peripheri, shall miss the principle of Divine.


Darrell's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 1/24/2015, 9:43pm...

Just believe that God did use real people in this story on jonah and the big fish this was a time when God did a miracle to show that he is a for given God and will give you another chance to get it righ.


Barbara Lindsey's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 12/29/2014, 7:33am...

My comment was a question-Did Jesus use real people in His Parables? Chapter one showed Jonah running away from his assignment that Elohim God had given him, because of un-forgiveness. In the past the Assyria King took the Northern Kingdom into Captivity which was call "Samaria. " Nineveh was the capital of Assyria. Jonah was one of the first Missionary-Prophet who was call to go to a Gentile nation to preach against the sin of that city.


Teacher Barbara Lindsey's Jonah Chapter 1 comment on 12/23/2014, 9:29pm...

a teacher I knew when I ask a question about the Bible would answer me with a question. My question is "Did Jesus use real people when He taught parables? "


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