Jonah 2

Study the Inner Meaning

Finnish: Pyhä Raamattu (1933/1938)         

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1 (H2:2) Ja Joona rukoili Herraa, Jumalaansa, kalan sisässä

2 (H2:3) ja sanoi: "Minä huusin ahdistuksessani Herraa, ja hän vastasi minulle. Tuonelan kohdussa minä huusin apua, ja sinä kuulit minun ääneni.

3 (H2:4) Sinä syöksit minut syvyyteen, merten sydämeen, ja virta ympäröitsi minut, kaikki sinun kuohusi ja aaltosi vyöryivät minun ylitseni.

4 (H2:5) Minä ajattelin: Olen karkoitettu pois sinun silmiesi edestä. Kuitenkin minä saan vielä katsella sinun pyhää temppeliäsi.

5 (H2:6) Vedet piirittivät minut aina sieluun asti, syvyys ympäröitsi minut, kaisla kietoutui päähäni.

6 (H2:7) Minä vajosin alas vuorten perustuksiin asti, maan salvat sulkeutuivat minun ylitseni iankaikkisesti. Mutta sinä nostit minun henkeni ylös haudasta, Herra, minun Jumalani.

7 (H2:8) Kun sieluni nääntyi minussa, minä muistin Herraa, ja minun rukoukseni tuli sinun tykösi, sinun pyhään temppeliisi.

8 (H2:9) Ne, jotka kunnioittavat vääriä jumalia, hylkäävät armonantajansa.

9 (H2:10) Mutta minä tahdon uhrata sinulle kiitoksen kaikuessa. Mitä olen luvannut, sen minä täytän. Herrassa on pelastus."

10 (H2:11) Sitten Herra käski kalaa, ja se oksensi Joonan kuivalle maalle.

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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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Word/Phrase Explanations

sanoi
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...

vastasi
To "answer" generally indicates a state of spiritual receptivity. Ultimately this means being receptive to the Lord, who is constantly trying to pour true ideas...

vedet
'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...

piirittivät
To encompass, as in Genesis 19:4, signifies to be contrary, or to attack and assault with a hostile intention.

alas
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

herra
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

tuli
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

pelastus
'Salvation, to the Lord our God,' as in Revelation 19:1, signifies an acknowledgment and confession that salvation is from the Lord.

oksensi
'Vomit' relates to the falsification of divine truth.

Resources for parents and teachers

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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 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

 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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