Jonah 2

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 En Jona bad tot den HEERE, zijn God, uit het ingewand van den vis.

2 En hij zeide: Ik riep uit mijn benauwdheid tot den HEERE, en Hij antwoordde mij; uit den buik des grafs schreide ik, en Gij hoordet mijn stem.

3 Want Gij hadt mij geworpen in de diepte, in het hart der zeeen, en de stroom omving mij; al Uw baren en Uw golven gingen over mij henen.

4 En ik zeide: Ik ben uitgestoten van voor Uw ogen; nochtans zal ik den tempel Uwer heiligheid weder aanschouwen.

5 De wateren hadden mij omgeven tot de ziel toe, de afgrond omving mij; het wier was aan mijn hoofd gebonden.

6 Ik was nedergedaald tot de gronden der bergen; de grendelen der aarde waren om mij henen in eeuwigheid; maar Gij hebt mijn leven uit het verderf opgevoerd, o HEERE, mijn God!

7 Als mijn ziel in mij overstelpt was, dacht ik aan den HEERE, en mijn gebed kwam tot U, in den tempel Uwer heiligheid.

8 Die de valse ijdelheden onderhouden, verlaten hunlieder weldadigheid.

9 Maar ik zal U offeren met de stem der dankzegging; wat ik beloofd heb, zal ik betalen. Het heil is des HEEREN.

10 De HEERE nu sprak tot den vis; en hij spuwde Jona uit op het droge.

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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:

De hemelse Verborgenheden die in de Heilige Schrift of het Woord van de Heer 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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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Word/Phrase Explanations

God
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

zeide
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

ogen
It’s common to say “I see” when we understand something. And indeed, “seeing” in the Bible represents grasping and understanding spiritual things. So it makes...

tempel
'A temple' represents heaven and the church. The sacred place where the ark was, represents the inmost, or third heaven, and the church among people...

wateren
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

aarde
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...

Resources for parents and teachers

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A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
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Project | Ages 7 - 10

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Project | Ages 11 - 14

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

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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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