Jonah 4

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 Jonai tai labai nepatiko, ir jis supyko.

2 Jona meldėsi: “Ak, Viešpatie, argi aš taip nesakiau, kai dar buvau savo krašte? Dėl to aš ir norėjau bėgti į Taršišą, žinodamas, kad esi maloningas Dievas, gailestingas, lėtas pykti, didžiai geras ir susilaikantis nuo bausmės.

3 Todėl, Viešpatie, meldžiu, paimk mano gyvybę, nes man yra geriau mirti negu gyventi”.

4 Viešpats klausė: “Ar manai, kad teisingai pyksti?”

5 Jona išėjo iš miesto ir atsisėdo rytų pusėje. Jis, pasistatęs ten stoginę, sėdėjo jos pavėsyje ir laukė, kas atsitiks miestui.

6 Viešpats Dievas išaugino augalą, kad jo šešėlis dengtų Jonos galvą ir išvaduotų iš sielvarto. Jona labai džiaugėsi augalu.

7 Bet kitą dieną, aušrai brėkštant, Dievas paruošė kirmėlę, kuri pakando augalą, ir tas nudžiūvo.

8 Saulei patekėjus, Dievas paruošė svilinantį rytų vėją. Saulė spigino Jonos galvą, jis alpo ir geidė sau mirties, sakydamas: “Geriau man mirti negu gyventi!”

9 Ir Dievas tarė Jonai: “Ar tu teisingai pyksti dėl augalo?” Jis atsakė: “Taip, teisingai pykstu, netgi iki mirties”.

10 Tada Viešpats tarė: “Tau gaila augalo, dėl kurio tu nei vargai, nei jo auginai. Jis per vieną naktį užaugo ir per vieną naktį pražuvo.

11 Argi Aš turėčiau nesigailėti Ninevės, šio didelio miesto, kuriame gyvena daugiau negu šimtas dvidešimt tūkstančių žmonių, kurie nemoka atskirti dešinės nuo kairės, ir, be to, daug gyvulių?”

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 214


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 10441

Sacred Scripture 51

True Christianity 226


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 401, 419

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Word/Phrase Explanations

Jonai
'Jonah' represents the Jewish nation.

savo
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bėgti
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žinodamas
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...

gailestingas
In regular language, "mercy" means being caring and compassionate toward those who are in poor states. That's a position we are all in relative to...

sėdėjo
If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie...

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

šešėlis
'The shadow is good' of the oak, poplar and elm means complacence.

džiaugėsi
To make glad signifies influx and reception from joy of heart.

nudžiūvo
In the Bible (and in life), the idea of withering is usually connected to plants, and plants generally wither if they don't get enough water....

saulė
The 'sun' signifies celestial and spiritual love. The 'sun' in the Word, when referring to the Lord, signifies His divine love and wisdom. Because the...

mirti
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.

daug
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šimtas
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dvidešimt
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Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 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

 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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