Jonah 3

Study the Inner Meaning

Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)     

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1 At ang salita ng Panginoon ay dumating kay Jonas na ikalawa, na nagsasabi,

2 Bumangon ka, pumaroon ka sa Ninive, sa malaking bayang yaon, at ipangaral mo ang pangaral na aking iniutos sa iyo.

3 Sa gayo'y bumangon si Jonas, at naparoon sa Ninive, ayon sa salita ng Panginoon. Ang Ninive nga ay totoong malaking bayan, na tatlong araw na lakarin.

4 At pumasok si Jonas sa bayan na may isang araw na gumagala, at siya'y sumigaw, at nagsasabi, Apat na pung araw pa at ang Ninive ay mawawasak.

5 At ang bayan ng Ninive ay sumampalataya sa Dios; at sila'y nangaghayag ng ayuno, at nangagsuot ng kayong magaspang, mula sa kadakidakilaan sa kanila hanggang sa kaliitliitan sa kanila.

6 At ang mga balita ay dumating sa hari sa Ninive, at siya'y tumindig sa kaniyang luklukan, at hinubad niya ang kaniyang balabal, at nagbalot siya ng kayong magaspang, at naupo sa mga abo.

7 At kaniyang inihayag at itinanyag sa buong Ninive sa pasiya ng hari at ng kaniyang mga mahal na tao, na sinasabi, Huwag lumasa maging tao ni hayop man, bakahan ni kawan man, ng anomang bagay: huwag silang magsikain, ni magsiinom man ng tubig;

8 Kundi mangagbalot sila ng kayong magaspang, ang tao at gayon din ang hayop, at magsidaing silang mainam sa Dios: oo, talikdan ng bawa't isa ang kaniyang masamang lakad, at ang pangdadahas na nasa kanilang mga kamay.

9 Sino ang nakaaalam kung manumbalik ang Dios at magsisisi, at hihiwalay sa kaniyang mabangis na galit, upang tayo'y huwag mangamatay.

10 At nakita ng Dios ang kanilang mga gawa, na sila'y nagsihiwalay sa kanilang masamang lakad; at nagsisi ang Dios sa kasamaan, na kaniyang sinabing kaniyang gagawin sa kanila; at hindi niya ginawa.

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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

True Christianity 226


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 195, 408, 637, 650

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



Hop to Similar Bible Verses

Exodus 33:6

1 Samuel 6:5

2 Samuel 12:22

1 Kings 21:27, 29

2 Kings 19:1

2 Chronicles 20:3

Esther 4:1, 3

Proverbs 28:13

Isaiah 1:16, 58:6

Jeremiah 1:7, 17, 6:26, 18:7, 28:8, 42:10

Joel 2:13, 14

Amos 5:15, 7:3, 6

Jonah 1:1, 2, 15, 4:2

Zephaniah 2:3

Matthew 11:21, 12:41

Luke 11:32

Word/Phrase Explanations

salita
'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...

panginoon
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.

bumangon
It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...

ninive
'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...

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

araw
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...

pumasok
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

isang araw
"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...

hari
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...

naupo
If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie...

abo
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')...

hayop
"Beasts" represent the affection for doing good things, a true desire to do them from the heart. In the negative sense, "beasts" stand for the...

kawan
'A herd,' as mentioned in Genesis 32:7, denotes exterior or natural good, and also not good things.

tubig
'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...

galit
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.

nakita
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

kasamaan
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 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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