Jonah 1:17

“Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord made ready a great fish to take Jonah into its mouth; and Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
- Darby Bible

Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah appointeth a great fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah is in the bowels of the fish three days and three nights.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:1) And the LORD prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jonah 1:17


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.


Discussion for Jonah 1:17

  • Jonah chapter 1 17. This is were the word prepared comes in. God foreseen Jonah 's disobedience and made sure that the digestive system of the whale would not consumed him.
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 17
    Jonah died in the belly of the whale, as Jesus said just as Jonah was three days and nights in the belly of the whale, so shall the Son of man be three days and nights in the heart of the earth. This was a resurrection, and Jonah did not look any differently than when he was swallowed by the whale. The people repented at the preaching of Jonah, and one greater than Jonah is preaching to us today. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, and thine household. Praise God our redeemer lives, and because He lives, we shall live also.
  • Could this fish that ate jonah been the giant blue whale? Think that fish big enough to shaollw a man without having to chew him.

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