Jonah 3:1-10 – Jonah in Nineveh

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Jonah 3:1-2 The beginning of the third chapter is almost identical to the beginning of the first chapter. In this way we understand that Jonah is back where it all began and is offered a fresh start. Although Jonah did everything in his power to resist God’s call, he is immediately given a second chance once he has repented. God …

Jonah 2:1-11 – Jonah’s Prayer

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Jonah 2:1 Jesus says in Matthew 12:40, “For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, so shall the Son of Man be in the bowels of the earth three days and three nights.” The difference between Jonah and Jesus, however, is that Jonah ended up there because he was disobedient, but Jesus …

Jonah 1:1-16 – Jonah’s Call

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Jonah 1:1 Jonah, son of Amittai, was a prophet (contemporary with the prophet Amos) in the northern kingdom of Israel (2 Kings 14:25) during the reign of Jeroboam II (793-753 BC). The name “Jonah” means “dove” and his name fits well with his mission, as God sends Jonah as a “dove of peace” to the warring Assyrians in Nineveh in …