Jonah 2

Study the Inner Meaning

Greek OT: LXX [A] Unaccented         

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1 και προσεταξεν κυριος κητει μεγαλω καταπιειν τον ιωναν και ην ιωνας εν τη κοιλια του κητους τρεις ημερας και τρεις νυκτας

2 και προσηυξατο ιωνας προς κυριον τον θεον αυτου εκ της κοιλιας του κητους

3 και ειπεν εβοησα εν θλιψει μου προς κυριον τον θεον μου και εισηκουσεν μου εκ κοιλιας αδου κραυγης μου ηκουσας φωνης μου

4 απερριψας με εις βαθη καρδιας θαλασσης και ποταμοι με εκυκλωσαν παντες οι μετεωρισμοι σου και τα κυματα σου επ' εμε διηλθον

5 και εγω ειπα απωσμαι εξ οφθαλμων σου αρα προσθησω του επιβλεψαι προς τον ναον τον αγιον σου

6 περιεχυθη υδωρ μοι εως ψυχης αβυσσος εκυκλωσεν με εσχατη εδυ η κεφαλη μου εις σχισμας ορεων

7 κατεβην εις γην ης οι μοχλοι αυτης κατοχοι αιωνιοι και αναβητω φθορα ζωης μου κυριε ο θεος μου

8 εν τω εκλειπειν απ' εμου την ψυχην μου του κυριου εμνησθην και ελθοι προς σε η προσευχη μου εις ναον αγιον σου

9 φυλασσομενοι ματαια και ψευδη ελεος αυτων εγκατελιπον

10 εγω δε μετα φωνης αινεσεως και εξομολογησεως θυσω σοι οσα ηυξαμην αποδωσω σοι σωτηριου τω κυριω

11 και προσεταγη τω κητει και εξεβαλεν 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 211, 212


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 247, 756, 901, 1691, 2788, 3880, 4495, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 191, 505

Sacred Scripture 29

True Christian Religion 211


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 220, 518, 532, 538, 622, 750

Spiritual Experiences 1391

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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Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14


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