Jonas 2

Study the Inner Meaning

Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)         

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1 Men Herren lot en stor fisk komme og sluke Jonas, og Jonas var i fiskens buk tre dager og tre netter.

2 Og Jonas bad til Herren sin Gud fra fiskens buk

3 og sa: Jeg kalte på Herren i min nød, og han svarte mig; fra dødsrikets skjød ropte jeg, du hørte min røst.

4 Du kastet mig i dypet, midt i havet, og vannstrømmer omgav mig; alle dine brenninger og dine bølger gikk over mig.

5 Jeg tenkte: Jeg er støtt bort fra dine øine. Men jeg skal atter skue op til ditt hellige tempel.

6 Vannene omringet mig like til sjelen, dypet omgav mig, tang innhyllet mitt hode,

7 til fjellenes grunnvoller sank jeg ned, jordens bommer var lukket efter mig for evig. Men du førte mitt liv op av graven, Herre min Gud!

8 Da min sjel vansmektet i mig, kom jeg Herren i hu, og min bønn kom til dig i ditt hellige tempel.

9 De som holder sig til de tomme avguder, de forlater sin miskunnhet*. / {* sin miskunnelige Gud; SLM 144, 2.}

10 Men jeg vil ofre til dig med takksigelses røst; det jeg har lovt, vil jeg holde; frelsen hører Herren til.

11 Så spydde fisken på Herrens bud Jonas ut på det tørre land.

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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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Resources for parents and teachers

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Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14


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