Jona 1

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 Riječ Jahvina dođe Joni, sinu Amitajevu:

2 "Ustani," reče mu, "idi u Ninivu, grad veliki, i propovijedaj u njemu, jer se zloća njihova popela do mene."

3 A Jona ustade da pobjegne u Taršiš, daleko od Jahve. Siđe u Jafu i nađe lađu što je plovila u Taršiš. Plati vozarinu i ukrca se da otplovi s njima u Taršiš, daleko od Jahve.

4 Ali Jahve podiže na moru silan vjetar i nastade nevrijeme veliko na moru te mišljahu da će se lađa razbiti.

5 Uplašiše se mornari; svaki zazva svoga boga, i da bi je olakšali, stadoše iz lađe bacati tovar što bijaše u njoj. Jona pak bijaše sišao na dno lađe, legao i zaspao tvrdim snom.

6 Zapovjednik lađe pristupi mu i reče: "Što spavaš kao zaklan? Ustaj i prizivlji Boga svojega! Možda će nas se sjetiti Bog taj da ne poginemo."

7 Potom rekoše jedni drugima: "Hajde da bacimo ždrijeb da vidimo od koga nam dođe ovo zlo." Baciše ždrijeb i pade ždrijeb na Jonu.

8 Oni mu onda rekoše: "Kaži nam: zbog koga nas ovo zlo snađe, kojim se poslom baviš, odakle dolaziš, iz koje si zemlje i od kojega naroda?"

9 On im odgovori: "Ja sam Hebrej, i štujem Jahvu, Boga nebeskoga, koji stvori more i zemlju."

10 Ljudi se uplašiše veoma i rekoše mu: "Što si to učinio!" Jer bijahu doznali da on bježi od Jahve - sam im je to pripovjedio.

11 Oni ga zapitaše: "Što da učinimo s tobom da nam se more smiri?" Jer se more sve bješnje dizalo.

12 On im odgovori: "Uzmite me i bacite u more, pa će vam se more smiriti, jer znam da se zbog mene diglo na vas ovo veliko nevrijeme."

13 Ljudi uzeše veslati ne bi li se primakli kopnu, jer se more sve bješnje dizalo protiv njih.

14 Tad zazvaše Jahvu i rekoše: "Ah, Jahve, ne daj da poginemo zbog života ovoga čovjeka i ne svali na nas krv nevinu, jer ti si Jahve: činiš kako ti je milo."

15 I uzevši Jonu, baciše ga u more - i more presta bjesnjeti.

16 Tada velik strah Jahvin obuze ljude te prinesoše žrtvu Jahvi i učiniše zavjete.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 211


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1188, 1343, 1709, 2606, 10325

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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Resources for parents and teachers

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Jonah and the Stormy Sea
Color the drawings and then follow the directions to make a 3 dimensional picture. 
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 Jonah Disobeys the Lord
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Jonah in the Great Fish
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Jonah Swallowed by a Fish
Another way to make a 3 dimensional fish that can swallow Noah. 
Project | Ages up to 6

 Jonah Thrown Overboard
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Mighty Tempest on the Sea
Coloring Page | 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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