Jona 4

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 Joni bi veoma krivo i rasrdi se.

2 I ovako se pomoli Jahvi: "Ah, Jahve, nisam li ja to slutio dok još u svojoj zemlji bijah? Zato sam htio prije pobjeći u Taršiš; jer znao sam da si ti Bog milostiv i milosrdan, spor na gnjev i bogat milosrđem i da se nad nesrećom brzo sažališ.

3 Sada, Jahve, uzmi moj život, jer mi je bolje umrijeti nego živjeti."

4 Jahve odgovori: "Srdiš li se ti s pravom?"

5 Jona iziđe iz grada i sjede s istoka gradu; načini ondje kolibu i sjede pod njom u hlad da vidi što će biti od grada.

6 A Jahve Bog učini da izraste bršljan nad Jonom i pruži sjenu njegovoj glavi te da ga izliječi od zlovolje. Jona se bršljanu veoma obradova.

7 Ali sutradan, u osvit zore, Bog zapovjedi crvu da podgrize bršljan, i on usahnu.

8 Kad je ogranulo sunce, posla Bog vruć istočni vjetar; sunce je palilo glavu Joninu te je sasvim klonuo. Poželje umrijeti i reče: "Bolje mi je umrijeti nego živjeti."

9 Bog upita Jonu: "Srdiš li se s pravom zbog bršljana?" On odgovori: "Da, s pravom sam ljut nasmrt."

10 Jahve mu reče: "Tebi je žao bršljana oko kojega se nisi trudio, nego je u jednu noć nikao i u jednu noć usahnuo.

11 A meni da ne bude žao Ninive, grada velikoga, u kojem ima više od sto i dvadeset tisuća ljudi koji ne znaju razlikovati desno i lijevo, a uz to i mnogo životinja!"

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 214


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 10441

Sacred Scripture 51

Istinska Kršćanska Religija 226


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 401, 419

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Resources for parents and teachers

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 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

 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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