Jonah Chapter 1 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Ionah sent to Nineueh, fleeth to Tarshish. 4 He is bewrayed by a tempest, 11 throwen into the sea, 17 and swallowed by a fish.
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.
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.
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.
View Wesley's Notes for Jonah Chapter 1
1:2 That great city - It is said to have been one hundred and fifty furlongs in length, that is eighteen miles and three quarters, and eleven miles and one quarter in breadth.
1:3 From the presence - From the place where God usually had shewed himself present, by revealing his word and will to his prophets. Perhaps he might think God would not put him upon this work, when he was got into a strange country.
1:5 Into the sides - ln some cabin or other, whither he went before the storm arose.
1:6 Will think upon us - With pity and favour.
1:7 Cast lots - Lots are an appeal to heaven in doubtful cases, and therefore not to be used but where the matter is undeterminable in any other way.
1:8 Tell us - What hast thou done, for which God is so angry with thee, and with us for thy sake?
1:9 I fear - I worship and serve the true God; the eternal and almighty God, who made and ruleth the heavens.
1:13 Rowed hard - They were willing to be at any labour to save him.
1:14 Unto the Lord - Now they all cry to Jonah's God, to Jehovah. And said - Let us not perish for taking away his life. Hast done - Sending the tempest, arresting the prophet by it, detecting him by lot, sentencing him by his own mouth, and confirming the condemning sentence by the continuance of the storm.
1:16 Feared the Lord - Perhaps as Jonah's casting over - board was a type of Christ's death, so the effect it had upon the mariners might be a type of the conversion of the Heathen from idols unto God. Made vows - Probably they vowed, they would ever worship him whom Jonah preached, the Creator of heaven and earth.
1:17 A great fish - The Hebrew word is, numbered, has appointed him for Jonah's receiver and deliverer. God has the command of all his creatures, and can make any of them serve his designs of mercy to his people.
Jonah Chapter 1 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Called, Matth. 12. 39. Ionas.
2 Gene. 10. 11. 12. cha. 3.3.
4 Heb. cast foorth. , Hebr. thought to be broken.
10 Hebr. with great feare.
11 Hebr. may be silent from vs. , Or grew more and more tempestuous. Heb. went.
13 Hebr. digged.
15 Hebr. flood.
16 Hebr. sacrificed a sacrifice, and vowed vowes.
17 Matt.12. 40. and 16. 4. luke 11. 30. , Hebr. bowels.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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