Jonas 3

Study the Inner Meaning

Latin: Vulgata Clementina         

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1 Et factum est verbum Domini ad Jonam secundo, dicens :

2 Surge, et vade in Niniven, civitatem magnam, et prædica in ea prædicationem quam ego loquor ad te.

3 Et surrexit Jonas, et abiit in Niniven juxta verbum Domini : et Ninive erat civitas magna, itinere trium dierum.

4 Et cœpit Jonas introire in civitatem itinere diei unius : et clamavit, et dixit : Adhuc quadraginta dies, et Ninive subvertetur.

5 Et crediderunt viri Ninivitæ in Deum, et prædicaverunt jejunium, et vestiti sunt saccis, a majore usque ad minorem.

6 Et pervenit verbum ad regem Ninive : et surrexit de solio suo, et abjecit vestimentum suum a se, et indutus est sacco, et sedit in cinere.

7 Et clamavit, et dixit in Ninive ex ore regis et principum ejus, dicens : Homines, et jumenta, et boves, et pecora non gustent quidquam : nec pascantur, et aquam non bibant.

8 Et operiantur saccis homines et jumenta, et clament ad Dominum in fortitudine : et convertatur vir a via sua mala, et ab iniquitate quæ est in manibus eorum.

9 Quis scit si convertatur et ignoscat Deus, et revertatur a furore iræ suæ, et non peribimus ?

10 Et vidit Deus opera eorum, quia conversi sunt de via sua mala : et misertus est Deus super malitiam quam locutus fuerat ut faceret eis, et non fecit.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Librorum Propheticorum et Psalmorum Davidis 213


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 588, 623, 4779, 7520, 7523, 9437, 9723, ...

Apocalypsis Revelata 166, 337, 492, 567

Doctrina Novae Hierosolymae de Scriptura Sacra 51

Vera Christiana Religio 226


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypsis Explicata 195, 408, 637, 650

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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Resources for parents and teachers

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 Beauty for Ashes
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 How the Lord Saved Jonah
A retelling of the story for young children with beautiful color illustrations. 
Story | Ages 4 - 6

 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

 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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