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Jonah 1

Overview

Jonah 1:1, Jonah, sent to Nineveh, flees to Tarshish; Jonah 1:4, He is bewrayed by a tempest; Jonah 1:11, thrown into the sea; Jonah 1:17, and swallowed by a fish.

Verse 1

Jonah: 2 Kings 14:25, Matthew 12:39, Matthew 16:4, Luke 11:29, Luke 11:30, Luke 11:32, Jonas

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 1:2 - the word Hosea 1:1 - word Jonah 3:1 - the word Luke 3:2 - the word

Verse 2

Nineveh: Jonah 3:2, Jonah 4:11, Genesis 10:11, 2 Kings 19:36, Nahum 1:1, Nahum 2:1 - Nahum 3:19, Zephaniah 2:13-15

cry: Jonah 3:2, Isaiah 58:1, Jeremiah 1:7-10, Ezekiel 2:7, Ezekiel 3:5-9, Micah 3:8, Matthew 10:18

for: Genesis 18:20, Genesis 18:21, Ezra 9:6, James 5:4, Revelation 18:5

Reciprocal: Psalms 74:23 - increaseth Psalms 77:6 - my song Isaiah 37:37 - Nineveh Isaiah 56:10 - loving Jeremiah 2:2 - cry Luke 11:32 - a greater Acts 9:13 - Lord

Verse 3

to flee: Jonah 4:2, Exodus 4:13, Exodus 4:14, 1 Kings 19:3, 1 Kings 19:9, Jeremiah 20:7-9, Ezekiel 3:14, Luke 9:62, Acts 15:38, Acts 26:19, 1 Corinthians 9:16

from: Genesis 3:8, Genesis 4:16, Job 1:12, Job 2:7, Psalms 139:7-12, 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Joppa: Joshua 19:46, 2 Chronicles 2:16, Acts 9:36

Tarshish: As Jonah embarked at Joppa, a seaport on the Mediterranean, it was probably either Tarsus in Cilicia, or rather Tartessus in Spain, to which he intended to flee. When we reflect how such a message would be received in the streets of London at this day, we shall not wonder at the prophet's reluctance to announce the destruction of the proud and idolatrous Nineveh. Isaiah 2:16, Isaiah 23:1, Isaiah 23:6, Isaiah 23:10, Isaiah 60:9, Ezekiel 27:12

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:22 - Tharshish 1 Kings 22:48 - made ships 2 Kings 17:20 - until he had cast Ezra 3:7 - Joppa Proverbs 27:8 - man Jeremiah 18:3 - I went Jeremiah 23:23 - General Hosea 7:13 - fled Jonah 1:10 - he fled Luke 11:32 - a greater Acts 9:13 - Lord Acts 21:2 - finding Acts 27:14 - not 1 Corinthians 9:17 - against Galatians 2:11 - because

Verse 4

the Lord: Exodus 10:13, Exodus 10:19, Exodus 14:21, Exodus 15:10, Numbers 11:31, Psalms 107:24-31, Psalms 135:7, Amos 4:13, Matthew 8:24-27, Acts 27:13-20

sent out: Heb. cast forth

like: Heb. thought

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 19:9 - What doest thou Job 41:25 - by Psalms 65:7 - Which Psalms 107:25 - he commandeth Psalms 147:15 - sendeth Psalms 148:8 - stormy Ecclesiastes 1:6 - The wind Jeremiah 23:23 - General Jeremiah 51:16 - bringeth Ezekiel 13:13 - a stormy Jonah 4:8 - that God Mark 4:37 - great storm Acts 27:20 - and no James 3:4 - are driven Revelation 7:1 - holding

Verse 5

cried: Jonah 1:6, Jonah 1:14, Jonah 1:16, 1 Kings 18:26, Isaiah 44:17-20, Isaiah 45:20, Jeremiah 2:28, Hosea 7:14

and cast: Job 2:4, Acts 27:18, Acts 27:19, Acts 27:38, Philippians 3:7, Philippians 3:8

the sides: 1 Samuel 24:3

and was: Judges 16:19, Matthew 25:5, Matthew 26:40, Matthew 26:41, Matthew 26:43, Matthew 26:45, Luke 22:45, Luke 22:46

Reciprocal: Psalms 107:28 - General Ecclesiastes 3:6 - and a time to cast Isaiah 46:7 - one shall cry Jonah 4:5 - Jonah Habakkuk 2:19 - that Matthew 8:24 - there Acts 20:9 - being Acts 28:11 - whose Romans 10:14 - shall they

Verse 6

What: Isaiah 3:15, Ezekiel 18:2, Acts 21:13, Romans 13:11, Ephesians 5:14

arise: Psalms 78:34, Psalms 107:6, Psalms 107:12, Psalms 107:13, Psalms 107:18-20, Psalms 107:28, Psalms 107:29, Jeremiah 2:27, Jeremiah 2:28, Mark 4:37-41

if: Jonah 3:9, 2 Samuel 12:22, Esther 4:16, Joel 2:11, Amos 5:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:16 - thus Exodus 4:13 - send Proverbs 20:13 - open Joel 2:14 - Who Jonah 1:5 - cried Jonah 3:8 - cry Matthew 8:25 - save Matthew 25:5 - they Matthew 26:43 - for Mark 14:37 - Simon Luke 22:46 - Why sleep ye Acts 8:22 - if Acts 20:9 - being Acts 27:27 - the shipmen 1 Corinthians 15:34 - Awake 1 Thessalonians 5:6 - let us not Revelation 18:17 - And every

Verse 7

every: Judges 7:13, Judges 7:14, Isaiah 41:6, Isaiah 41:7

and let: Joshua 7:14-18, Judges 20:9, Judges 20:10, 1 Samuel 10:20, 1 Samuel 10:21, 1 Samuel 14:41, 1 Samuel 14:42, Esther 3:7, Psalms 22:18, Proverbs 16:33, Matthew 27:35, Acts 1:23-26, Acts 13:19

for: Joshua 7:10, Joshua 7:13, Joshua 22:16-20, 1 Samuel 14:38, 1 Samuel 14:39, Job 10:2

and the: Numbers 32:23, Joshua 7:18, 1 Corinthians 4:5

Reciprocal: Leviticus 16:8 - cast lots 1 Samuel 14:43 - Tell me 1 Chronicles 24:5 - they divided by lot Ezekiel 24:6 - let no Acts 1:26 - they

Verse 8

Tell: Joshua 7:19, 1 Samuel 14:43, James 5:16

What is thine: Genesis 47:3, 1 Samuel 30:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:33 - What is

Verse 9

I am: Genesis 14:13, Genesis 39:14, Philippians 3:5

and I: 2 Kings 17:25, 2 Kings 17:28, 2 Kings 17:32-35, Job 1:9, Hosea 3:5, Acts 27:23, Revelation 15:4

the Lord: or, Jehovah

the God: Ezra 1:2, Ezra 5:11, Ezra 7:12, Ezra 7:13, Nehemiah 1:4, Nehemiah 2:4, Psalms 136:26, Daniel 2:18, Daniel 2:19, Daniel 2:44, Revelation 11:13, Revelation 16:11

which: Nehemiah 9:6, Psalms 95:5, Psalms 95:6, Psalms 146:5, Psalms 146:6, Acts 14:15, Acts 17:23-25

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:9 - General Genesis 3:8 - hid Genesis 24:7 - Lord Esther 3:4 - he had told Mark 4:41 - feared Acts 16:17 - the servants Romans 10:14 - shall they 1 Corinthians 8:6 - one God

Verse 10

were: John 19:8

exceedingly afraid: Heb. afraid, with great fear, Daniel 5:6-9

Why: Joshua 7:25, 2 Samuel 24:3

he fled: Jonah 1:3, Job 27:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:8 - hid 2 Kings 17:20 - until he had cast Psalms 139:7 - General Proverbs 27:8 - man Hosea 7:13 - fled Jonah 1:16 - feared Mark 4:41 - feared

Verse 11

What: 1 Samuel 6:2, 1 Samuel 6:3, 2 Samuel 21:1-6, 2 Samuel 24:11-13, Micah 6:6, Micah 6:7

calm unto us: Heb. silent from us. wrought, and was tempestuous. or, grew more and more tempestuous. Heb. went and was, etc.

Reciprocal: Psalms 37:7 - Rest in Acts 27:20 - and no

Verse 12

Take: 2 Samuel 24:17, John 11:50

for: Joshua 7:12, Joshua 7:20, Joshua 7:21, 1 Chronicles 21:17, Ecclesiastes 9:18, Acts 27:24

Reciprocal: Joshua 6:18 - make the camp Job 35:8 - may hurt Psalms 106:30 - General Jonah 2:3 - thou

Verse 13

Nevertheless the: There was great humanity and tender feeling in these men. They were probably affected deeply with the candid confession, the disinterested, submissive conduct of the disobedient prophet, and were unwilling to cast him into the deep, until they found that every effort to save themselves was in vain.

rowed: Heb. digged

but: Job 34:29, Proverbs 21:30

Reciprocal: John 6:19 - had rowed

Verse 14

they: Jonah 1:5, Jonah 1:16, Psalms 107:28, Isaiah 26:16

let: Genesis 9:6, Deuteronomy 21:8, Acts 28:4

for: Psalms 115:3, Psalms 135:6, Daniel 4:34, Daniel 4:35, Matthew 11:26, Ephesians 1:9, Ephesians 1:11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 19:10 - General Isaiah 46:7 - one shall cry Jonah 3:8 - cry Matthew 27:4 - the innocent 1 Corinthians 12:18 - as it

Verse 15

they: Joshua 7:24-26, 2 Samuel 21:8, 2 Samuel 21:9

and the: Psalms 89:9, Psalms 93:3, Psalms 93:4, Psalms 107:29, Matthew 8:26, Luke 8:24

ceased: Heb. stood

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:14 - God Psalms 65:7 - Which Mark 4:41 - feared

Verse 16

feared: Jonah 1:10, Isaiah 26:9, Daniel 4:34-37, Daniel 6:26, Mark 4:31, Acts 5:11

offered: etc. Heb. sacrificed a sacrifice unto the Lord, and vowed vows, Genesis 8:20, Judges 13:16, 2 Kings 5:17, Psalms 107:22, Isaiah 60:5-7

made: Genesis 28:20, Psalms 50:14, Psalms 66:13-16, Psalms 116:14, Ecclesiastes 5:4

Reciprocal: Leviticus 22:18 - vows Deuteronomy 23:21 - General 2 Chronicles 20:3 - feared Psalms 107:31 - Oh that men Isaiah 19:21 - shall vow Jonah 1:5 - cried Jonah 1:14 - they Mark 4:41 - feared Acts 28:11 - whose Romans 10:14 - shall they Romans 11:17 - and with

Verse 17

the Lord: Jonah 4:6, Genesis 1:21, Psalms 104:25, Psalms 104:26, Habakkuk 3:2

in: Matthew 12:40, Matthew 16:4, Luke 11:30

belly: Heb. bowels

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:5 - when she 1 Samuel 30:12 - three days Psalms 124:3 - swallowed Jonah 2:10 - General Jonah 4:8 - that God Matthew 17:27 - and take Mark 8:31 - and after 1 Corinthians 15:4 - according

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jonah 1". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jonah-1.html.