Jonah 2

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Greek: Modern         

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1 [] Και προσηυχηθη Ιωνας προς Κυριον τον Θεον αυτου εκ της κοιλιας του κητους,

2 Και ειπεν, Εβοησα εν τη θλιψει μου προς τον Κυριον, και εισηκουσε μου· εκ κοιλιας αδου εβοησα, και ηκουσας της φωνης μου.

3 Διοτι με ερριψας εις τα βαθη, εις την καρδιαν της θαλασσης, και ρευματα με περιεκυκλωσαν· πασαι αι τρικυμιαι σου και τα κυματα σου διηλθον επανωθεν μου.

4 Και εγω ειπα, Απερριφθην απ' εμπροσθεν των οφθαλμων σου· ομως θελω επιβλεψει παλιν εις τον ναον τον αγιον σου.

5 Τα υδατα με περιεκυκλωσαν εως της ψυχης, η αβυσσος με περιεκλεισε, τα φυκια περιετυλιχθησαν περι την κεφαλην μου.

6 Κατεβην εις τα εσχατα των ορεων· οι μοχλοι της γης ειναι επανωθεν μου διαπαντος· αλλ' ανεβη η ζωη μου απο της φθορας, Κυριε Θεε μου·

7 Ενω ητο εκλειπουσα εν εμοι η ψυχη μου, ενεθυμηθην τον Κυριον· και η προσευχη μου εισηλθε προς σε, εις τον ναον τον αγιον σου.

8 Οι φυλαττοντες ματαιοτητας ψευδους εγκαταλειπουσι το ελεος αυτων.

9 Αλλ' εγω θελω θυσιασει προς σε μετα φωνης αινεσεως· θελω αποδωσει οσα ηυχηθην· η σωτηρια ειναι παρα του Κυριου.

10 [] Και προσεταξεν ο Κυριος το κητος και εξημεσε τον Ιωναν επι την ξηραν.

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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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Isaiah 38:17, 20, 43:11

Lamentations 3:54, 55

Hosea 13:4, 14:3

Micah 1:2

Matthew 12:40

Acts of the Apostles 14:15

Hebrews 13:15

Resources for parents and teachers

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 How the Lord Saved Jonah
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Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

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Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 Jonah and the Great Fish
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
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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
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 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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