Jonah 3

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2 «Ənkər akk'aɣrəm wa zəwwəran ən Ninif, təməlaɣ i məssawəs əmazal wa dak-z-aga sər-san əmərədda.»

3 Ikkəwan Yunəs y Amaɣlol igla ikka Ninif. Ninif iket an aɣrəm a imos as kundaba karad adan ən teklay a fəl tu-z-iɣrəs awedan.

4 As din-osa Yunəs, iga əzəl-net wa azzaran issiwal aɣrəm, immal y aytedan əmazal wa sər-san d-iga, igann-asan : «Da da har əkkozat təmərwen n əzəl aɣrəm wa n Ninif ad iɣrəd ətəwəhlak!»

5 Əzzəgzanan Kəl-Ninif əs Məššina, ənamardan s əzum, əɣradan telassay ən səlsa-nasan win təfəyyawt əganen daɣ bəhu, gər win waššarnen-nasan wala win madrornen-nasan.

6 As isla əmənokal isalan win, inkar daɣ təssəwt-net ta n taɣmar, ikkas takatkat-net ta n təmmənukəla, ilsa isəlsa əganen daɣ bəhu, təzzar iqqim daɣ ezəd.

7 Təzzar izzərzag əmənokal aɣrəm ən Ninif tanat təmosat as omaran ənta əd məššəwwar-net as aytedan d aharay wa əndarran, əd wa n šitan kul ad ammazzayan əd tattay əd tassay.

8 Inna: «Aytedan kul əd hərwan alsinet isəlsa əganen daɣ bəhu, aɣrinet Məššina əs gəlleyat. Awedan kul ammazzayet d ark alxal wa iga əd tallabəst ta itamazal.

9 «Ma issanan! Mijas Məššina a danaɣ-ihənəttət, igməd-t'alham wa labasan a, issurəf-ana, naqqam da wər nəhlek!»

10 Inay Məššina as Kəl-Ninif əmməzzayan d ark alxal wa gan, təzzar issoraf-asan əqqiman da wər dasan-iga ahluk wa imal.

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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 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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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Isaiah 1:16, 58:6

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

Joel 2:13, 14

Amos 5:15, 7:3, 6

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Luke 11:32

Resources for parents and teachers

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 Beauty for Ashes
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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
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 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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