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

Jonah Tries to Run Away from God


1Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying,

2“Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it ... View more

Jonah 1:1-2

Jonah Tries to Run Away from God


1Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying,

2“Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it ... View more

Jonah 1:3

3But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on ... View more

Jonah 1:4-16

4But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and such a mighty storm came upon the sea that the ship threatened to break up.

5Then the mariners were afraid, a ... View more

Jonah 1:17

17 But the Lord provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah 2:1-10

A Psalm of Thanksgiving


1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish,

2saying,


“I called to the Lord out of my distress,


and he answered me;

Jonah 2:1-9

A Psalm of Thanksgiving


1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish,

2saying,


“I called to the Lord out of my distress,


and he answered me;

Jonah 2:10

10Then the Lord spoke to the fish, and it spewed Jonah out upon the dry land.


Jonah 3:1-10

Conversion of Nineveh


1The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying,

2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I ... View more

Jonah 3:1-5

Conversion of Nineveh


1The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying,

2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I ... View more

Jonah 3:6-10

6When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

7Then he had a proclamat ... View more

Jonah 4:1-11

Jonah's Anger


1But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry.

2He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still i ... View more

Jonah 4:1-5

Jonah's Anger


1But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry.

2He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still i ... View more

Jonah 4:6-9

6The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the ... View more

Jonah 4:10-11

10Then the Lord said, “You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a ... View more

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