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

  • Steve morrow
    JONAH 1:1 now the word of THE LORD came unto Jonah the son of amittai saying--1:2--arise go to Nineveh that great city and cry against it for their wickedness is come up before ME--1:3--but Jonah rose up to flee unto tarshish from the presence of THE LORD and went down to Joppa and he found a ship going to tarshish so he paid the fair thereof and went down into it ....from the presence of THE LORD
  • Barbara20
    When Jesus was asked by the priests for a sign. Jesus replied, can you not decern the sign of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation, no sign but the Prophet Jonas, meaning Jonah was sent to warn Ninevah to repent. The city repented for forty days, In sackcloth, and God spared them.
  • A disciple
    "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me." The wicked and the ungodly will scream and protest and seek every means to silence the servants of the LORD; but they don't know that it is of the LORD's mercies to warn them to repent, before they are finally brought to eternal judgment. We must see eye to eye with the LORD in all His purposes.
  • Cyrus
    Jonah was a man who knew God despite his weaknesses ,he knew God will forgive Nineveh if they repent,because He is.God of mercy...people could have seen him as false prophet after what he proclaimed fails to happens, the last chapter of book of Jonah explain his character well.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Gods commandments are simple read Romans obedience unto righteousness ( Niveneah) or sin unto death(sodom) God woudlve spared sodom but found no obedience unto righteousness apart from lot
  • A disciple
    Christian Powell; What is the difference between Sodom and Nineveh? and why was one shown mercy and the other destroyed? The men of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah: God's pronouncement of imminent destruction convicted them of their sins, and they responded appropriately. Although Sodom had Lot living among them, there wasn't one person who took it to heart. Read Ezekiel 16:49-50

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