Jona 4

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 A Joni bi vrlo nedrago, i rasrdi se.

2 I pomoli se Gospodu i reče: Gospode! Ne rekoh li to kad još bejah u svojoj zemlji? Zato htedoh pre pobeći u Tarsis; jer znah da si Ti Bog milostiv i žalostiv, spor na gnev i obilan milosrđem i kaješ se oda zla.

3 Sada Gospode, uzmi dušu moju od mene, jer mi je bolje umreti nego živeti.

4 A Gospod reče: Je li dobro što se srdiš?

5 I Jona iziđe iz grada, i sede s istoka gradu i načini onde kolibu, i seđaše pod njom u hladu da vidi šta će biti od grada.

6 A Gospod Bog zapovedi, te uzraste tikva nad Jonom da mu bude sen nad glavom da mu pomogne u muci njegovoj; i Jona se obradova tikvi veoma.

7 Potom zapovedi Bog, te dođe crv u zoru sutradan, i podgrize tikvu, te usahnu.

8 I kad ogranu sunce, posla Bog suv istočni vetar; i sunce stade žeći Jonu po glavi tako da obamiraše i požele da umre govoreći: Bolje mi je umreti nego živeti.

9 A Bog reče Joni: Je li dobro što se srdiš tikve radi? A on reče: Dobro je što se srdim do smrti.

10 A Gospod mu reče: Tebi je žao tikve, oko koje se nisi trudio, i koje nisi odgajio, nego jednu noćuzraste a drugu noćpropade.

11 A meni da ne bude žao Ninevije, velikog grada, u kome ima više od sto i dvadeset hiljada ljudi koji još ne znaju šta je desno šta li levo, i mnogo stoke?

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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 Christian Religion 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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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

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dušu
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sunce
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vetar
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Jonu
'Jonah' represents the Jewish nation.

Bog
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Gospod
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grada
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Dvadeset
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mnogo
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Resources for parents and teachers

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 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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