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

  • Irene123
    When witnessing to souls we need the gift of discerning of spirits, 1 Cor.12:10. To acquire these gifts we must be saved in Jesus' way, Acts 2:38, not our way as just simply saying the words of Rom. 10:13 (14-16). "... calling on the NAME of the Lord ..."; the man of God who baptizes you uses the words of Acts 2:38, Just as Jesus said in Matt. 28:19 "... in the NAME of ..."
  • Linda owami ncube
    Jonah knew he had done something wrong '' he rose up and fled to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, the mariners were afraid and cried to their Gods but Jonah remained fast asleep, HE somehow knew he was the cause of the tragedy that had befell them on the ship...as chrisian we should learn to be truthful to ourselves, always know that no man can hide from God, or his presence...
  • 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,

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