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Jonah 2

 

 

Introduction
1The prayer of Jonah.
10He is delivered out of the belly of the fish.

Verse 1
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,
prayed
2 Chronicles 33:11-13; Psalms 50:15; 91:15; Isaiah 26:16; Hosea 5:15; 6:1-3; James 5:13
out
Job 13:15; Psalms 130:1,2; Lamentations 3:53-56; Acts 16:24,25

Verse 2
And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
I cried
Genesis 32:7-12,24-28; 1 Samuel 30:6; Psalms 4:1; 18:4-6; 22:24; 34:6; 65:2; Psalms 120:1; 142:1-3; Luke 22:44; Hebrews 5:7
by reason of mine
or, out of mine.
1 Samuel 1:16
out
Psalms 18:5,6; 61:2; 86:13; 88:1-7; 116:3
hell
or, the grave.
Psalms 16:10; Isaiah 14:9; Matthew 12:40; Acts 2:27
and thou
Psalms 34:6; 65:2

Verse 3
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
thou
1:12-16; Psalms 69:1,2,14,15; 88:5-8; Lamentations 3:54
midst
Heb. heart. all.
Psalms 42:7

Verse 4
Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
I said
Psalms 31:22; 77:1-7; Isaiah 38:10-14,17; 49:14; Ezekiel 37:11
out
1 Kings 9:7; Jeremiah 7:15; 15:1
toward
1 Kings 8:38,39,42,48; 2 Chronicles 6:38; Psalms 5:7; Daniel 6:10

Verse 5
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
Psalms 40:2; 69:1,2; Lamentations 3:54

Verse 6
I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
bottoms
Heb. cuttings off. mountains.
Deuteronomy 32:22; Psalms 65:6; 104:6,8; Isaiah 40:12; Habakkuk 3:6,10
the earth
Job 38:4-11; Proverbs 8:25-29
yet
Psalms 16:10; Isaiah 38:17; Acts 13:33-37
corruption
or, the pit.
Job 33:24,28; Psalms 30:3,9; 55:23; 143:7

Verse 7
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
my soul
Psalms 22:14; 27:13; 119:81-83; Hebrews 12:3
I remembered
1 Samuel 30:6; Psalms 20:7; 42:5,11; 43:5; 77:10,11; 143:5; Isaiah 50:10; Lamentations 3:21-26; 2 Corinthians 1:9,10
my prayer
2 Chronicles 30:27; Psalms 18:6
holy
4; Psalms 11:4; 65:4; Micah 1:2; Habakkuk 2:20

Verse 8
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
1 Samuel 12:21; 2 Kings 17:15; Psalms 31:6; Jeremiah 2:13; 10:8,14,15; 16:19; Habakkuk 2:18-20

Verse 9
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
I will sacrifice
Genesis 35:3; Psalms 50:14,23; 66:13-15; 107:22; 116:17,18; Jeremiah 33:11; Hosea 14:2; Romans 12:1; Hebrews 13:15
I will pay
Deuteronomy 23:18; 2 Samuel 15:7; Job 22:27; Ecclesiastes 5:4,5
Salvation
Psalms 3:8; 37:39,40; 68:20; Isaiah 45:17; John 4:22; Acts 4:12; Revelation 7:10

Verse 10
And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
1:17; Genesis 1:3,7,9,11,14; Psalms 33:9; 105:31,34; Isaiah 50:2; Matthew 8:8,9,26,27

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jonah 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jonah-2.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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