约拿书 3

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 约拿遵命

2 起来!到尼尼微城去,向其中的居民宣告我所吩咐你的话。”

3 约拿就动身,照耶和华的尼尼微去了,这尼尼微是一座极的城(“是一座极的城”或译:“在面前是一座城”),要才能走完。

4 尼尼微人悔改得救约拿进城,走了一天,就宣告:“再过四十尼尼微就要毁灭了。”

5 尼尼微人信了(“信了”或译:“信服”),就宣告禁食,从到小,都穿上麻衣。

6 这事传到尼尼微那里,他就起来,离开宝座,脱去袍,披上麻衣,在炉灰中。

7 他又传谕全尼尼微:“臣有令:‘人、畜、牛、,都不准尝什么,不准吃,也不准

8 不论畜,都要披上麻衣;各要恳切呼求,悔改,离开恶行,摒弃手中的强暴。

9 或者回心意,不发烈怒,使我们不致灭亡。’”

10 见他们所作的,就是悔改离开恶行,意,不把所的灾祸降在他们身上了。

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 213


Other references to this chapter:

天堂的奥秘 588, 623, 4779, 7520, 7523, 9437, 9723, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 166, 337, 492, 567

Sacred Scripture 51

真實的基督徒信仰 226


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 195, 408, 637, 650

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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撒母耳记上 6:5

撒母耳记下 12:22

列王記上 21:27, 29

列王記下 19:1

历代志下 20:3

以斯帖记 4:1, 3

箴言 28:13

以赛亚书 1:16, 58:6

耶利米书 1:7, 17, 6:26, 18:7, 28:8, 42:10

约珥书 2:13, 14

阿摩司书 5:15, 7:3, 6

约拿书 1:1, 2, 15, 4:2

西番雅书 2:3

马太福音 11:21, 12:41

路加福音 11:32

Word/Phrase Explanations

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Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 Beauty for Ashes
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 How the Lord Saved Jonah
A retelling of the story for young children with beautiful color illustrations. 
Story | Ages 4 - 6

 Jonah
Article | Ages 15 - 17

 Jonah
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Jonah and the Gourd
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 Jonah and the Gourd (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 Jonah and the Gourd (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 Jonah and the Gourd (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 Jonah and the Great Fish
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Jonah Goes to Nineveh
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Quotes: Divine Providence and Evil
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 The Prophet Jonah
This article shows how the Lord tried to teach Jonah to be merciful and kind when Jonah disobeyed the Lord because of his hatred toward the Assyrians. 
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14


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