Jonah 2

Study the Inner Meaning

Italian: Giovanni Diodati Bible (1649)         

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1 (H2-2) E Giona fece orazione al Signore Iddio suo, dentro alle interiora del pesce.

2 (H2-3) E disse: Io ho gridato al Signore dalla mia distretta, Ed egli mi ha risposto; Io ho sclamato dal ventre del sepolcro, E tu hai udita la mia voce.

3 (H2-4) Tu mi hai gettato al fondo, nel cuor del mare; E la corrente mi ha circondato; Tutti i tuoi flutti, e le tue onde, mi son passate addosso.

4 (H2-5) Ed io ho detto: Io sono scacciato d’innanzi agli occhi tuoi; Ma pure io vedrò ancora il Tempio della tua santità.

5 (H2-6) Le acque mi hanno intorniato infino all’anima, L’abisso mi ha circondato, L’alga mi si è avvinghiata intorno al capo.

6 (H2-7) Io son disceso fino alle radici de’ monti; Le sbarre della terra son sopra me in perpetuo; Ma tu hai tratta fuor della fossa la vita mia, O Signore Iddio mio.

7 (H2-8) Quando l’anima mia si veniva meno in me, Io ho ricordato il Signore; E la mia orazione è pervenuta a te, Nel Tempio della tua santità.

8 (H2-9) Quelli che osservano le vanità di menzogna Abbandonano la lor pietà;

9 (H2-10) Ma io, con voce di lode, ti sacrificherò; Io adempierò i voti che ho fatti; Il salvare appartiene al Signore.

10 (H2-11) Il Signore disse al pesce, che sgorgasse Giona in su l’asciutto; e così fece.

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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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

Giona
'Jonah' represents the Jewish nation.

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

occhi
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...

tempio
'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...

Resources for parents and teachers

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 How the Lord Saved Jonah
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A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
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 Jonah and the Great Fish (9-11 years)
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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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 The Prophet Jonah
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Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14


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