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Jonah 3

Introduction

Overview

Jonah 3:1, Jonah, sent again, preaches to the Ninevites; Jonah 3:5, Upon their repentance, Jonah 3:10. God repents.

Verse 1

the word: Jonah 1:1

the second: John 21:15-Esther :

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:11 - Nineveh 1 Samuel 7:6 - fasted Haggai 1:8 - and build Acts 9:15 - Go

Verse 2

Nineveh: Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, was situated on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, opposite the present Mosul, about 280 miles north of Babylon, 400 ne of Damascus, in latitude 36 degrees 20 minutes n longitude 73 degrees 10 minutes e. It was not only a very ancient - Genesis 10:11, but also a very great city. Strabo says that it was much larger than Babylon, the circuit of which he estimates at 385 furlongs; and, according to Diodorus Siculus, it was an oblong parallelogram, extending 150 furlongs in length, 90 in breadth, and 480 in circumference, i.e., about 20 miles long, 12 broad, and 60 in compass. This agrees with the account given here of its being "an exceeding great city of three days' journey," i.e., in circuit; for 20 miles a day was the common computation for a pedestrian. It was surrounded by large walls 100 feet high, so broad that three chariots could drive abreast on them, and defended by 1,500 towers 200 feet in height. See notes on Nahum. Jonah 3:3, Jonah 1:2, Zephaniah 2:13-Ezra :

preach: Jeremiah 1:17, Jeremiah 15:19-Ecclesiastes :, Ezekiel 2:7, Ezekiel 3:17, Matthew 3:8, John 5:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 4:28 - told Aaron 2 Kings 19:36 - Nineveh Esther 9:31 - the fastings Ecclesiastes 1:1 - the Preacher Jeremiah 19:2 - and proclaim Ezekiel 3:5 - thou Jonah 4:11 - Nineveh Haggai 1:8 - and build Matthew 21:29 - he repented Luke 11:30 - General Acts 9:15 - Go Acts 18:9 - Be 2 Timothy 4:2 - Preach

Verse 3

So: Genesis 30:8, *marg. Psalms 36:6,*marg. Psalms 80:10, *marg.

arose: Genesis 22:3, Matthew 21:28, Matthew 21:29, 2 Timothy 4:11

an exceeding great city: Heb. a city great of God

Reciprocal: Exodus 5:1 - and told Isaiah 37:37 - Nineveh Daniel 6:18 - and passed Jonah 3:2 - Nineveh Jonah 4:11 - Nineveh Nahum 1:1 - Nineveh

Verse 4

Yet: Jonah 3:10, Deuteronomy 18:22, 2 Kings 20:1, 2 Kings 20:6, Jeremiah 18:7-2 Samuel :

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:3 - a dead Exodus 5:1 - and told Exodus 33:3 - for I Esther 4:1 - rent Esther 4:16 - fast Isaiah 30:18 - wait Isaiah 38:1 - for thou Jeremiah 20:16 - repented Micah 6:9 - Lord's Nahum 1:1 - Nineveh

Verse 5

believed: Exodus 9:18-Ecclesiastes :, Matthew 12:41, Luke 11:32, Acts 27:25, Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 11:7

and proclaimed: 2 Chronicles 20:3, Ezra 8:21, Jeremiah 36:9, Joel 1:14, Joel 2:12-Esther :

from: Jeremiah 31:34, Jeremiah 42:1, Jeremiah 42:8, Acts 8:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:34 - General Exodus 9:20 - General Leviticus 23:2 - proclaim Judges 20:26 - wept 1 Kings 20:31 - put sackcloth 2 Chronicles 20:13 - all Judah Nehemiah 9:1 - children Isaiah 37:1 - he rent Isaiah 58:5 - to spread Ezekiel 3:6 - of a strange speech and of an hard language Joel 1:13 - lie Jonah 3:7 - caused Micah 6:9 - hear Zechariah 12:12 - the family of the house of David apart Romans 10:14 - shall they

Verse 6

word: Jeremiah 13:18

and he arose: Psalms 2:10-2 Kings :, James 1:9, James 1:10, James 4:6-2 Samuel :

and covered: Esther 4:1-Numbers :, Job 2:8, Job 42:6, Jeremiah 6:26, Lamentations 3:29, Daniel 9:3, Micah 1:10, Matthew 11:21, Luke 10:13

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:20 - General Exodus 33:4 - and no Joshua 7:6 - put dust 1 Kings 20:31 - put sackcloth 1 Kings 21:27 - he rent 2 Kings 22:11 - that he rent 1 Chronicles 21:16 - clothed Isaiah 15:3 - their streets Isaiah 22:12 - to baldness Isaiah 37:1 - he rent Isaiah 47:1 - down Isaiah 58:3 - in Jeremiah 36:13 - General Jeremiah 36:24 - nor rent Lamentations 3:16 - covered me with ashes Ezekiel 26:16 - come Ezekiel 27:30 - they shall wallow Zechariah 12:12 - the family of the house of David apart Acts 9:9 - General

Verse 7

caused: Jonah 3:5, 2 Chronicles 20:3, Ezra 8:21, Joel 2:15, Joel 2:16

published: Heb. said

nobles: Heb. great men

herd: Joel 1:18, Romans 8:20-Song of Solomon :

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:11 - that he rent Ezra 7:28 - his counsellors Isaiah 58:4 - shall not fast as ye do this day Ezekiel 14:6 - Repent Luke 4:2 - he did

Verse 8

cry: Jonah 1:6, Jonah 1:14, Psalms 130:1, Psalms 130:2

let: Isaiah 1:16-Psalms :, Isaiah 55:6, Isaiah 55:7, Isaiah 58:6, Ezekiel 18:21-Jeremiah :, Ezekiel 18:27, Ezekiel 18:28, Ezekiel 18:30-Jonah :, Ezekiel 33:11, Daniel 4:27, Matthew 3:8, Acts 3:19, Acts 26:20

the violence: Isaiah 59:6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 19:1 - covered Jeremiah 25:5 - Turn Jeremiah 26:3 - so Jeremiah 36:3 - they may Jeremiah 36:7 - and will Joel 1:14 - cry Joel 2:16 - assemble Matthew 21:29 - he repented 2 Corinthians 7:10 - repentance

Verse 9

Jonah 1:6, 2 Samuel 12:22, Psalms 106:45, Joel 2:13, Joel 2:14, Amos 5:15, Luke 15:18-Proverbs :

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:20 - peradventure Exodus 32:12 - repent Exodus 32:30 - peradventure Numbers 25:4 - that the fierce Judges 10:15 - do thou 2 Samuel 12:16 - besought 2 Kings 7:4 - if they save us 1 Chronicles 21:13 - great Psalms 90:13 - let it Jeremiah 18:8 - I will Jeremiah 20:16 - repented Jeremiah 26:13 - repent Lamentations 3:29 - if Daniel 4:27 - if it Zephaniah 2:3 - it may Acts 8:22 - if

Verse 10

God saw: 1 Kings 21:27-Joel :, Job 33:27, Job 33:28, Jeremiah 31:18-Proverbs :, Luke 11:32, Luke 15:20

and God repented: Jonah 4:2, Jeremiah 18:8, Joel 2:13, Amos 7:3, Amos 7:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:6 - repented Exodus 32:14 - General Exodus 33:3 - for I Numbers 14:19 - and as thou Judges 2:18 - it repented 1 Samuel 15:11 - repenteth me 2 Samuel 12:22 - I fasted 1 Kings 8:33 - turn again Isaiah 38:1 - for thou Isaiah 55:7 - the wicked Jeremiah 20:16 - repented Jeremiah 42:10 - for I Jonah 3:4 - Yet 2 Corinthians 7:10 - repentance

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jonah 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jonah-3.html.