jonah by xuyuzhu

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    Jonah is disobedient, seeking to
    run away from Jehovah.
    He does not want to preach to
    Nineveh.
       •Jonah is told to go to the great city,
       Nineveh, “cry against it” because of its
       wickedness. (vss. 1-2)
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     8 Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty
    one on the earth.
     9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD;
    therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod the mighty
    hunter before the LORD."
     10 And the beginning of his kingdom was
    Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of
    Shinar.
     11 From that land he went to Assyria and built
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    Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,
    Jonah is disobedient, seeking to
    run away from Jehovah.
    He does not want to preach to
    Nineveh.
       •Jonah is told to go to the great city,
       Nineveh, “cry against it” because of its
       wickedness. (vss. 1-2)
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    Now Nineveh was an
    exceedingly great city, a
    three-day journey in extent.
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    Jonah is disobedient, seeking to
    run away from Jehovah.
    He does not want to preach to
    Nineveh.
       •Jonah is told to go to the great city,
       Nineveh, “cry against it” because of its
       wickedness. (vss. 1-2)
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    Jonah is disobedient, seeking to
    run away from Jehovah.
    He does not want to preach to
    Nineveh.
       •Jonah is told to go to the great city,
       Nineveh, “cry against it” because of its
       wickedness. (vss. 1-2)
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    "And should I not pity Nineveh,
    that great city, in which are more
    than one hundred and twenty
    thousand persons who cannot
    discern between their right hand
    and their left-and much livestock?"
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 1 Now the word of the LORD came to
Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city,
and cry out against it; for their wickedness
has come up before Me."
 3 But Jonah arose 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 the fare, and went down into it,
to go with them to Tarshish from the
presence of the LORD.



               Jonah 1:1-3
                           God brings a great
                          wind against the ship,




 Jonah was called from where he had been sleeping,
 Lots were cast to determine who was the trouble
maker,
 Jonah was selected and he confessed his fleeing
from Jehovah.
  4 But they said to him, a great wind on the sea,
 8 Thenthe LORD sent out "Please tell us! For whose and
 cause is this trouble upon us? the sea, so occupation?
there was a mighty tempest on What is yourthat the
 And where do to come from? What is your country?
ship was about yoube broken up.
 5 Then the people are you?"
 And of whatmariners were afraid; and every man cried
  9 to he god, and threw am a Hebrew; and I the
out So his said to them, "Ithe cargo that was in fear
 the LORD, the God lighten the load. But Jonah had
ship into the sea, to of heaven, who made the sea and
 the down into
gone dry land." the lowest parts of the ship, had lain
  10 Then was fast asleep.
down, and the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to
 6 So the captain came to him, For the men knew that
 him, "Why have you done this?"and said to him, "What
 he fled from the presence of the LORD, God; perhaps
do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your because he
 had God them.
your told will consider us, so that we may not perish."
 7 And they said to one another, "Come, let us cast
lots, that we may know for whose cause this trouble
has come upon us." So they cast lots, and the lot fell
on Jonah.



                 Jonah 1:4-10
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 Jonah is thrown overboard.
  11 Then they said cried out to the LORD do
  14 Therefore they to him, "What shall we and
 said, that the O may be calm do us?" -
to you"We pray,sea LORD, please for not let us
 perish sea was growing more tempestuous.
for the for this man's life, and do not charge
  12 And he said blood; for You, O LORD,
 us with innocent to them, "Pick me up and
 have me as the sea; You."
throw doneinto it pleasedthen the sea will
  15 So they picked up Jonah and threw him
become calm for you. For I know that this
 into tempest is the sea ceased
greatthe sea, andbecause of me." from its
  13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to
 raging.
  16 Then the but they could LORD
return to land,men feared the not, for the
 exceedingly, to offered a sacrifice to
sea continued and grow more tempestuous the
 LORD them.
againstand took vows.




              Jonah 1:11-16
Now the LORD had prepared a great fish
to swallow Jonah.
                                         Jonah 1:17a
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 God prepared a great fish to swallow him.
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 Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days
and three nights.
              Jonah 1:17b

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    And Jonah was in the belly of the
     fish three days and three nights.
 Jonah soon realized his situation.
He determines to do God’s will.
                           Jonah 2:1-9



  6 I went down to the moorings of his God from the fish's belly.
 1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORDthe mountains; The earth with its bars
 2 And he said: "I cried out to the have brought up my life from the pit, O
closed behind me forever; Yet You LORD because of my affliction, And He
LORD, my God.
answered me. "Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.
 7 "When my soul fainted within Into remembered          LORD; And floods
 3 For You cast me into the deep, me, I the heart of the seas, And the my
prayer went up to Your billows and Your waves
surrounded me; AllYou, Into Your holy temple. passed over me.
 8 "Those said, 'I have been cast out Forsake their own will look
 4 Then I who regard worthless idolsof Your sight; Yet IMercy. again
 9 But will holy temple.'
towardIYour sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay
 5 The have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD."
what Iwaters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
 Jonah soon realized his situation.
He determines to do God’s will.
God instructs the fish to vomit Jonah onto dry land.
           Jonah 2:10




So the LORD spoke to the fish, and
  it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
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 6 Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his
     1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying,
robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes.
     2 he caused to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the by the decree I the
 7 And "Arise, go it to be proclaimed and published throughout Ninevehmessage that of tell
kingyou."his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do
     and
     3 them eat, arose and went
not let So Jonahor drink water. to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD.
    Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a cry mightily to God; yes, let every
 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and three-day journey in extent.
     4 And Jonah began to enter the violence that is in his hands.
one turn from his evil way and from the city on the first day's walk. Then he cried out
    and said, if God will turn and Nineveh turn be overthrown!"
 9 Who can tell"Yet forty days, and relent, andshall away from His fierce anger, so that
we may not perish? of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on
     5 So the people
    sackcloth, from the greatest they least from their
 10 Then God saw their works, thatto theturned of them. evil way; and God relented from
the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.
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    Jonah is displeased that God has
    spared Nineveh and is taught a
    lesson by Jehovah. (4:1-11)

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 1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry.
 7 But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it
 2 So he prayed to the LORD, and said, "Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still
withered.
in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and
 8 And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat
                     to he grew faint. Then in lovingkindness, One who relents "It is doing harm.
merciful God, slowthatanger and abundanthe wished death for himself, and said, from better for
on Jonah's head, so
 3 to die than to live."
me"Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to
live!" God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?" And he said, "It is right
 9 Then
 4 me to be LORD said, death!"
forThen the angry, even to"Is it right for you to be angry?"
 5 But the went said, the have had pity on the plant for which you There he made himself a
 10So JonahLORDout of"You city and sat on the east side of the city. have not labored, nor made
shelter and satcame upitin a the shade, perished in a night.
it grow, which under in night and till he might see what would become of the city.
 6 "And should I not pity Nineveh, plant and made which up over Jonah, that it might twenty
 11And the LORD God prepared a that great city, init comeare more than one hundred and be shade
for his head to deliver him from his between their right hand and their left-and plant.
thousand persons who cannot discern misery. So Jonah was very grateful for themuch livestock?"
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We must be careful to do God’s will rather than run
from it as Jonah did at first, since we may not have a
second chance.
God is interested in the salvation of all mankind.
He is seeking our repentance and obedience.
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