Jonás 3

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1 Y vino palabra del SEÑOR segunda vez a Jonás, diciendo:

2 Levántate, y ve a Nínive, aquella gran ciudad, y predique en ella la predicación que yo te diré.

3 Y se levantó Jonás, y fue a Nínive, conforme a la palabra del SEÑOR. Y era Nínive ciudad grande a Dios, de tres días de camino.

4 Y comenzó Jonás a entrar por la ciudad, camino de un día, y predicaba diciendo: De aquí a cuarenta días Nínive será destruida.

5 Y los varones de Nínive creyeron a Dios, y pregonaron ayuno, y se vistieron de cilicio desde el mayor de ellos hasta el menor de ellos.

6 Y llegó la palabra hasta el rey de Nínive, y se levantó de su silla, y echó de sí su vestido, y se cubrió de cilicio, y se sentó sobre ceniza.

7 E hizo pregonar y anunciar en Nínive, por mandato del rey y de sus grandes, diciendo: Hombres y animales, bueyes y ovejas, no gusten cosa alguna; no se les dé pasto, ni beban agua;

8 y que se cubran de cilicio los hombres y los animales, y clamen a Dios fuertemente; y cada uno se convierta de su mal camino, y de la rapiña que está en sus manos.

9 ¿Quién sabe si se convertirá y se arrepentirá Dios, y se convertirá del furor de su ira, y no pereceremos?

10 Y vio Dios sus obras, porque se convirtieron de su mal camino; y se arrepintió del mal que había dicho que les había de hacer, y no lo hizo.

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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:

Arcana Coelestia 588, 623, 4779, 7520, 7523, 9437, 9723, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 166, 337, 492, 567

Sacred Scripture 51

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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

palabra
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

seÑor
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...

Jonás
'Jonah' represents the Jewish nation.

Nínive
'Nineveh' signifies the falsities of doctrinal matters, also the Gentiles, or the falsities originating in the fallacies of the senses, in the obscurity of an...

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

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

día
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...

cuarenta
'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...

rey
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...

ceniza
Ashes as in ('Ezekiel 27:30') signify what is condemned; because fire from which they are derived signify infernal love. Ashes of the furnace ('Exodus 9:8')...

agua
'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...

camino
'To set a way,' as in Genesis 30:36, signifies being separated.

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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