Jonah 3

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 Kwafika ilizwi likaYehova kuYona okwesibini, lisithi,

2 Suk’ ume, uye eNineve, kuloo mzi mkhulu, umemeze ngawo umemezo endithetha lona kuwe.

3 Wesuka ke uYona, waya eNineve ngokwelizwi likaYehova. Ke kaloku iNineve ibingumzi omkhulu kuThixo, iluhambo lweentsuku ezintathu.

4 UYona waqala wangena kuloo mzi uhambo losuku olunye, wamemeza, wathi, Zisaya kuba ziintsuku ezimashumi mane, iNineve ibhukuqwe.

5 Amadoda aseNineve akholwa kuThixo, amema uzilo, ambatha ezirhwexayo, ethabathela kwabakhulu bawo, esa kwabancinane bawo.

6 Lafika ilizwi elo kukumkani waseNineve; wesuka etroneni yakhe, wayisusa wayibeka phantsi ingubo yakhe ende, wazigubungela ngezirhwexayo, wahlala phantsi eluthuthwini.

7 Wathi, makudandulukwe kutshiwo eNineve ngomthetho wokumkani nezikhulu zakhe, ukuthi: Umntu nempahla enkulu, iinkomo nempahla emfutshane, mazingevi nento; mazingadli, mazingaseli namanzi;

8 maze azigubungele ngezirhwexayo umntu nempahla enkulu, akhale kuThixo ngokunamandla, abuye elowo endleleni yakhe embi, elugonyamelweni olusezandleni zakhe.

9 Ngubani na owaziyo ukuba akangebuyi kanti azohlwaye uThixo, abuye ekuvutheni komsindo wakhe, ukuze singabhubhi?

10 UThixo wazibona izenzo zabo, ukuba babuyile ezindleleni zabo ezimbi; uThixo wazohlwaya ngenxa yobubi, abethe uya kubenza kubo; akabenza.

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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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:



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

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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