Jonah 2:8

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They that obserue lying vanities, forsake their owne mercy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The worshippers of false gods have given up their only hope.
- Basic English Bible

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
- Darby Bible

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
- Webster's Bible

Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
- World English Bible

Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:9) They that regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jonah 2:8


2:8 They - Whoever they are that depend upon idols. Mercy - The Lord, who is to all that depend upon him, the fountain of living waters; who is an eternal fountain of mercy, and flows freely to all that wait for him.


Discussion for Jonah 2

  • Rev Franklin Miller
    After Jonah was spit out on dry land after being in the belly of the whale, he might have referred to himself as a really "STINKING PREACHER" that really needed for the Lord to clean him up on the inside as well as the outside so he could be used as a vessel of honor for His honor and glory.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: Jonah was determined to pay his vow no matter how difficult it would be for him.
  • Lucille
    Jonah was disobedience to God clear call put the sinners around him in danger when we disobey the thing God clearly tell us we put unsaved peopl maybe even those we love in danger jus believe that God did
  • Lucille
    Jonah knew what he had done he wanted to see if he could get away with it but God was waiting to meet him at his Arrival you can alway run but you can't hide from your mistake
  • Lucille
    10veser but God was waiting to meet Jonah at his Arrival you can always run but you can't hide from you God and you cannot hide from your mistake
  • Victor
    Just as jonah was in affliction and cried to God for his mercies, in the same way if anyone is going through a difficult situation that seemed like being in hell, look at God's mercies and not the lying vanities that compassed you about, give thanks to God and continue to look at the perfect law of liberty. you will get back to the life of the living and come out of 'hellish situations'

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