The Meaning of Jonah 1 Explained

Jonah 1

[1] Now the word  of the LORD  came unto Jonah  the son  of Amittai,  saying,  [2] Arise,  to Nineveh,  that great  city,  and cry  against it; for their wickedness  is come up  before  [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 fare  thereof, and went down  into it, to go  with them unto Tarshish  from the presence  of the LORD.  [4] But the LORD  sent out  a great  wind  into the sea,  and there was a mighty  tempest  in the sea,  so that the ship  was like  to be broken.  [5] Then the mariners  were afraid,  and cried  every man  unto his god,  and cast forth  the wares  that were in the ship  into the sea,  to lighten  it of them. But Jonah  was gone down  into the sides  of the ship;  and he lay,  and was fast asleep.  [6] So the shipmaster  came  to him, and said  unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper?  arise,  call  upon thy God,  will think  upon us, that we perish  not. [7] And they said  every one  to his fellow,  and let us cast  lots,  that we may know  for whose cause  this evil  is upon us. So they cast  lots,  fell  upon Jonah.  [8] Then said  they unto him, Tell  us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil  is upon us; What is thine occupation?  and whence  comest  thou? what is thy country?  and of what people  art thou? [9] And he said  unto them, I am an Hebrew;  and I fear  the LORD,  the God  of heaven,  which hath made  the sea  and the dry  [10] Then were the men  exceedingly  afraid,  and said  unto him, Why hast thou done  this? For the men  knew  that he fled  from the presence  because he had told  [11] Then said  they unto him, What shall we do  unto thee, that the sea  may be calm  unto us? for the sea  wrought,  and was tempestuous.  [12] And he said  unto them, Take me up,  and cast me forth  into the sea;  be calm  unto you: for I know  that for my sake  this great  tempest  [13] Nevertheless the men  rowed hard  to bring  it to the land;  but they could  not: for the sea  wrought,  and was tempestuous  [14] Wherefore they cried  unto the LORD,  and said,  We beseech thee,  O LORD,  we beseech thee, let us not perish  for this man's  life,  and lay  not upon us innocent  blood:  for thou, O LORD,  hast done  as it pleased  [15] So they took up  Jonah,  and cast him forth  into the sea:  ceased  from her raging.  [16] feared  the LORD  exceedingly,  and offered  a sacrifice  unto the LORD,  and made  vows.  [17] Now the LORD  had prepared  a great  fish  to swallow up  Jonah.  was in the belly  of the fish  three  days  and three  nights. 

What does Jonah 1 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Jonah 1

1  Jonah, sent to Nineveh, flees to Tarshish
4  He is betrayed by a great storm;
11  thrown into the sea;
17  and swallowed by a fish

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