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A.C. About 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that "great city, and cry against
a native of Gath-hepher, in the tribe of Zebulun; a town in the most remote
The history of Jonah has been esteemed by many as merely allegorical and
Vide “ Observations upon some Passages of Scripture, which the enemies to Religion have thought most obnoxious, and attended with difficulties not to surmounted," by Jacob Bryant, 4to. p. 199, &c. &c.
# Heb. cast
Heb thought to be broken,
3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the pre- A.C. About
4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, fortite
6 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man
6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.
7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell
9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear
10 Then were the men I exceedingly afraid, and said Heb. with
11 $ Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto
, that the sea & may be calm unto us? for the sea Heb. may be
13 Nevertheless the men + rowed hard to bring it to the + Heb. digged.
14 Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and said, We
, O Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perish
, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.
16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and 8 of- ficede sacri.
silent from us.
fice unto the LORD, and wwed iows.
17 q Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow
Jonah. And • Jonah was in the * belly of the fish three • Matt. xii. 40. days and three nights.
A.C. About 787.
& xvi. 4. Luke xi. 30.
Ps. cxx. I. + Or, out of
9 Ps. Ixix. 1.
1 The prayer of Jonah, 10 He is delivered from the fish.
2 And said, I P cried + by reason of mine affliction unto mine afliction. the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried Or the grave.
I, and thou heardest my voice.
3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
5 The ? waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me roundabout, the weeds were wrapped about
6 I went down to the || bottoms of the mountains ; the
earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou Or, the pit. brought up my life from * corruption, O Lord my God.
7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own
mercy: Ps. 1. 14, 23.
9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksHow Xv.m. giving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is Heb. xiii. 15. of the LORD.
10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
s P's, iii, 8.
1 Jonah, sent again, preacheth to the Ninevites. 5 Upon their repentance, 10
2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach
3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to + Hcb. of God. the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an + exceeding
great city of three days' journey.
4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
t Matt, xii. 41. Luke xi. 32
on ell cried
-5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and pro- A.C. About
6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and * published * Heb said. through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his + no- Heb. great bles
, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing : let them not feed, nor drink water:
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cty mightily unto God : yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
9. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn u Joel ii. 14. away from his fierce anger, that we perish not.
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not,
5. Joel ii, 13.
1 Jonah, repining at God's mercy, 4 is reproved by the type of a gourd.
1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very
3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life
4 9 Then said the Lord, # Doest thou well to be angry? 101, Art thou
And the Lord God prepared a şl gourd, and made Or, palm.
, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah * exceeding glad of the gourd.
7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the
, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
, and said, Út is better for me to die than to live.
was * Heb. re
9 And God said to Jonah, * Doest thou well to be angry 787. for the gourd ? And he said, + I do well to be angry, even * Or, Art thou unto death. grentlyangry? * Or, I am
10 Then said the Lord, Thou hast I had pity on the greatly angry gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest Heb was the it grow; which came & up in a night, and perished in a
11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city,
son of the the night.
Death of Jeroboam the Second.
2 KINGS XIV. ver. 28.
he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered
AMOS VII, VER. 10, TO THE END.
11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there :
13 But prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: for it is | Or, sanctu- the king's || chapel, and it is the * king's court.
14 | Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was
no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an +Or, will figs. herdman, and a gatherer of + sycomore fruit: Heb. from
15 And the LORD took me I as I followed the flock, behind. and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people
16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Ezek. xxi. 2. Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not
thy word against the house of Isaac.
*17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall
ary. # Heb, house of the kingdom.