Jonah 2

Study the Inner Meaning

Afrikaans 1953     

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1 En Jona het tot die HERE sy God gebid uit die ingewande van die vis

2 en gesê: Uit my benoudheid het ek die HERE aangeroep, en Hy het my verhoor; uit die binneste van die doderyk het ek geroep om hulp--U het my stem gehoor.

3 U tog het my in die diepte gewerp, in die hart van die see, sodat 'n stroom my omring het; al u bare en u golwe het oor my heengegaan.

4 Toe het ek gesê: Ek is weggestoot, weg van u oë; tog sal ek weer u heilige tempel aanskou.

5 Waters het my omring tot aan die siel toe, die vloed was rondom my; seegras was om my hoof gedraai.

6 Ek het afgedaal tot by die grondslae van die berge, die grendels van die aarde het my vir altyd ingesluit; maar U het my lewe uit die kuil opgetrek, HERE my God!

7 Toe my siel in my versmag het, het ek aan die HERE gedink; en my gebed het tot by U gekom in u heilige tempel.

8 Die wat nietige afgode vereer, verlaat die Een wat vir hulle goedertieren is.

9 Ek daarenteen sal aan U offer met 'n stem van lof; wat ek beloof het, sal ek betaal. Die heil behoort aan die HERE.

10 Daarop het die HERE die vis beveel om Jona op die droë grond uit te spuug.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 212


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 247, 756, 1691, 3880, 4728, 6726, 8278, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 191


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 220, 518, 538, 622, 750

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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Resources for parents and teachers

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A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
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Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14


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