Jonah

Jonah (Joh´nuh)

The book of, an OT book, fifth of the Minor Prophets. The book relates a story of how a prophet named Jonah is reluctant to deliver God’s prophetic warning against Nineveh for fear the Assyrian city will repent and receive divine mercy.

Outline of Contents

Jonah

I. Jonah’s call and flight (Jonah 1:1-17)

A. God tells Jonah to preach repentance to Nineveh (Jonah 1:1-2)

B. Jonah takes a ship in the opposite direction (Jonah 1:3)

C. Jonah is cast from the storm-wracked ship (Jonah 1:4-16)

D. Jonah is swallowed by the great fish (Jonah 1:17)

II. Jonah in the great fish (Jonah 2:1-10)

A. Jonah’s prayer (Jonah 2:1-9)

B. Jonah is put on dry land by fish (Jonah 2:10)

III. Jonah as preacher of repentance (Jonah 3:1-10)

A. Jonah preaches repentance to Nineveh (Jonah 3:1-5)

B. Nineveh repents and God has mercy on the city (Jonah 3:6-10)

IV. The aftermath of Nineveh’s repentance (Jonah 4:1-11)

A. Jonah disappointed by God’s mercy (Jonah 4:1-5)

B. God grows castor plant over Jonah, then withers it, causing Jonah discomfort (Jonah 4:6-9)

C. God’s question to Jonah (Jonah 4:10-11)

Jonah 1:1-17

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Jonah 1:1-2

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Jonah 1:3

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Jonah 1:4-16

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Jonah 1:17

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Jonah 2:1-10

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Jonah 2:1-9

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Jonah 2:10

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Jonah 3:1-10

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Jonah 3:1-5

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Jonah 3:6-10

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Jonah 4:1-11

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Jonah 4:1-5

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Jonah 4:6-9

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Jonah 4:10-11

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