Jonas 3

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 Pela segunda vez veio a palavra do Senhor a Jonas, dizendo:

2 Levanta-te, e vai à grande cidade de Nínive, e lhe proclama a mensagem que eu te ordeno.

3 Levantou-se, pois, Jonas, e foi a Nínive, segundo a palavra do Senhor. Ora, Nínive era uma grande cidade, de três dias de jornada.

4 E começou Jonas a entrar pela cidade, fazendo a jornada dum dia, e clamava, dizendo: Ainda quarenta dias, e Nínive será subvertida.

5 E os homens de Nínive creram em Deus; e proclamaram um jejum, e vestiram-se de saco, desde o maior deles até o menor.

6 A notícia chegou também ao rei de Nínive; e ele se levantou do seu trono e, despindo-se do seu manto e cobrindo-se de saco, sentou-se sobre cinzas.

7 E fez uma proclamação, e a publicou em Nínive, por decreto do rei e dos seus nobres, dizendo: Não provem coisa alguma nem homens, nem animais, nem bois, nem ovelhas; não comam, nem bebam água;

8 mas sejam cobertos de saco, tanto os homens como os animais, e clamem fortemente a Deus; e convertam-se, cada um do seu mau caminho, e da violência que há nas suas mãos.

9 Quem sabe se se voltará Deus, e se arrependerá, e se apartará do furor da sua ira, de sorte que não pereçamos?

10 Viu Deus o que fizeram, como se converteram do seu mau caminho, e Deus se arrependeu do mal que tinha dito lhes faria, e não o fez.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 213


Other references to this chapter:

Arcanos Celestes 588, 623, 4779, 7520, 7523, 9437, 9723, ...

Apocalipse Revelado 166, 337, 492, 567

Doutrina de Escritura Santa 51

True Christian Religion 226


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 195, 408, 637, 650

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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Word/Phrase Explanations

senhor
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

Jonas
'Jonah' represents the Jewish nation.

cidade
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

dias
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

dia
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...

Quarenta
'Forty' means completeness because 'four' means what is complete, as does 'ten.' Forty is the product of four and ten. Compound numbers have a meaning...

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

rei
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...

trono
'The Lord's throne' signifies, in general, the whole heaven, and specifically, the spiritual heaven, and by extension, divine truth proceeding, and so, everything of heaven...

água
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

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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