Jonah 1:1

“Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now the word of the Lord came vnto Ionah the sonne of Amittai, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the word of Jehovah came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the word of the Lord came to Jonah, the son of Amittai, saying,
- Basic English Bible

And the word of Jehovah came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
- Darby Bible

Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Now the word of Yahweh came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
- World English Bible

And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jonah son of Amittai, saying:
- Youngs Literal Bible

NOW THE WORD of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jonah 1

  • Farhad
    <> PROPHET JONAS: FOR AS JONAS WAS THREE DAYS
    AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE WHALE'S BELLY; SO
    SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE THREE DAYS AND
    THREE NIGHTS IN THE HEART OF THE
    EARTH." (Matthew 12:39-40). how this prediction is fulfilled by JESUS... thanks
  • Michael Paul Vines
    I have fallen on this story today. I am struggling with a leg and back injury. I am cut off from most of my family. I take most bible teachings with me everyday. I am a sinner and it ashames me. My want to be home with family hastens most interactions with people. I am happy because this stories beggining I hardly remember. I was usually being calmed down for bed, while it was read.
  • Joyce ahlijah
    Jonah knew he was serving the great God as he told the people, yet he decided to be disobedient because he thought God will blush off his refusal to go to Nineveh for the assignment, may be as before; forgetting that lives are very precious to God and so He decided to give them a fair chance to repent and not perish. That is why God let Jonah taste a bit of the forthcoming punishment for Nineveh
  • Lu2677
    V. 17 "three days and three nights" Mon. day. Mon. night, Tue. day, Tue. night, Wed. day, Wed. night=3 days, daylight, 3 nights, darkness. It looks to me that it means what it says.
  • Debra T
    Please explain how Jonah stayed in fish 3 days and 3 nights when it takes 24 hours to make a complete day/night. I hope this make sense because I was approach with this question. I tried every logic answer but was still challenged. Their point was that it was 4 days and 3 nights,
  • Ravindra Kumar
    DearBrother sister Like most of us think, jonah also thought the same way, that people of nineveh should be punished, but they came under Gods mercy because of Repentence. lot learn from this ..

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