SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:1 Â¶ Y vino palabra del SEÑOR a Jonás, hijo de Amitai, diciendo:
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jonah 1:1 Verse 1. Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah] All that is certainly known about this prophet has already been laid before the reader.
He was of Gath-hepher, in the tribe of Zebulun, in lower Galilee, Josh. xix. 13; and he prophesied in the reigns of Jeroboam the Second, and Joash, kings of Israel. Jeroboam came to the throne eight hundred and twenty-three years before the Christian era, and reigned in Samaria forty-one years, 2 Kings xiv. 23-25. As a prophet, it is likely that he had but this one mission.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai , etc.] Or, “and the word of the Lord was” f11 ; not that this is to be considered as connected with something the prophet had on his mind and in his thoughts when he began to write this book; or as a part detached from a prophecy not now extant; for it is no unusual thing with the Hebrews to begin books after this manner, especially historical ones, of which kind this chiefly is, as the books of Ruth, First and Second Samuel, and Esther; besides, the w , “vau”, is here not copulative, but conversive; doing its office by changing the future tense into the past; which otherwise must have been rendered, “the word of the Lord shall be”, or “shall come”; which would not only give another, but a wrong sense. “The word of the Lord” often signifies a prophecy from the Lord; and so the Targum, renders it, “the word of prophecy from the Lord;” and it may be so interpreted, since Jonah, under a spirit of prophecy, foretold that Nineveh should be destroyed within forty days; though the phrase here rather signifies the order and command of the Lord to the prophet to do as is expressed in ( Jonah 1:2); whose name was Jonah “the son of Amittai”; of whom see the introduction to this book. Who his father Amittai was is not known: if the rule of the Jews would hold good, that when a prophet mentions his own name, and the name of his father, he is a prophet, the son of a prophet, then Amittai was one; but this is not to be depended on. The Syriac version calls him the son of Mathai, or Matthew; though the Arabians have a notion that Mathai is his mother’s name; and observe that none are called after their mothers but Jonas and Jesus Christ: but the right name is Amittai, and signifies “my truth”; and to be sons of truth is an agreeable character of the prophets and ministers of the word, who should be given to truth, possessed of it, and publish it: saying ; as follows:
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-3 - It is sad to think how much sin is committed in great cities. Their wickedness, as that of Nineveh, is a bold and open affront to God Jonah must go at once to Nineveh, and there, on the spot, cry agains the wickedness of it. Jonah would not go. Probably there are few amon us who would not have tried to decline such a mission. Providenc seemed to give him an opportunity to escape; we may be out of the way of duty, and yet may meet with a favourable gale. The ready way is no always the right way. See what the best of men are, when God leave them to themselves; and what need we have, when the word of the Lor comes to us, to have the Spirit of the Lord to bring every though within us into obedience.
Original Hebrew ויהי 1961 דבר 1697 יהוה 3068 אל 413 יונה 3124 בן 1121 אמתי 573 לאמר׃ 559