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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Jonah 2:1


    CHAPTERS: Jonah 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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    King James Bible - Jonah 2:1

    Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

    World English Bible

    Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God, out of the
    fish's belly.

    Douay-Rheims - Jonah 2:1

    And Jonas prayed to the Lord his God out of the
    belly of the fish.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the
    fish's belly,

    Original Hebrew

    ויתפלל
    6419 יונה 3124 אל 413 יהוה 3068 אלהיו 430 ממעי 4578 הדגה׃ 1710

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    2Ch 33:11-13 Ps 50:15; 91:15 Isa 26:16 Ho 5:15; 6:1-3 Jas 5:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:1

    ¶ .Y oró Jonás desde el vientre del pez al SEÑOR su Dios.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jonah 2:1

    Verse 1. Then Jonah prayed-out of the
    fish's belly] This verse makes the first of the second chapter in the Hebrew text.

    It may be asked, "How could Jonah either pray or breathe in the stomach of the fish?" Very easily, if God so willed it. And let the reader keep this constantly in view; the whole is a miracle, from Jonah's being swallowed by the fish till he was cast ashore by the same animal. It was God that had prepared the great fish. It was the Lord that spake to the fish, and caused it to vomit Jonah upon the dry land. ALL is miracle.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly .] Though Jonah had been a praying man, being a good man, and a prophet of the Lord, yet it seems he had not prayed for some time; being disobedient to the will of God, he restrained prayer before him; all the while he was going to Joppa he prayed not; and how indeed could he have the face to pray to him, from whose face he was fleeing? and as soon as he was in the ship he fell asleep, and there lay till he was waked by the shipmaster, who called upon him to arise, and pray to his God; but whether he did or no is not said; and though it is very probable he might, when convicted of his sin, and before he was cast into the sea, and as he was casting into it; his not recorded; but when he was in the fish’s belly, “then [he] prayed”; where it is marvellous he should, or could; it was strange he should be able to breathe, and more strange to breathe spiritually; it was very wonderful he should have the exercise of his reason, and more that he should have the exercise of grace, as faith and hope, as it appears by the following prayer he had. Prayer may be performed any where, on a mountain, in a desert, in the caves and dens of the earth, and in a prison, as it has been; but this is the only time it ever was performed in such a place. Jonah is the only man that ever prayed in a fish’s belly: and he prayed unto the Lord as “his God”, not merely by creation, and as the God of nature and providence, the God of his life, and of his mercies; but as his covenant God and Father; for though he had sinned against the Lord, and had been sorely chastised by him, yet he did not take his lovingkindness from him, nor suffer his faithfulness to fail, or break his covenant with him; covenant interest and relation still continued; and Jonah had knowledge of it, and faith in it; and as this is an argument the Lord makes use of to engage backsliders to return unto him, it is a great encouragement to them so to do, ( Jeremiah 3:14,22). In this Jonah was a type of Christ, who, amidst his agonies, sorrows, and sufferings, prayed to his Father, and claimed his interest in him as his God, ( Hebrews 5:7 Matthew 27:46). What follows contains the sam and substance of the prophet’s thoughts, and the ejaculations of his mind, when in the fish’s belly; but were not put up in this form, but were reduced by him into it after he was delivered; as many of David’s psalms were put into the form and order they are after his deliverance from troubles, suitable to his thoughts of things when he was in them; and indeed the following account is an historical narration of facts, which were before and after his prayer, as well as of that itself.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-9 - Observe when Jonah
    prayed. When he was in trouble, under the tokens of God's displeasure against him for sin: when we are in affliction we must pray. Being kept alive by miracle, he prayed. A sense of God' good-will to us, notwithstanding our offences, opens the lips in prayer, which were closed with the dread of wrath. Also, where he prayed; in the belly of the fish. No place is amiss for prayer. Men ma shut us from communion with one another, but not from communion with God. To whom he prayed; to the Lord his God. This encourages eve backsliders to return. What his prayer was. This seems to relate his experience and reflections, then and afterwards, rather than to be the form or substance of his prayer. Jonah reflects on the earnestness of his prayer, and God's readiness to hear and answer. If we would ge good by our troubles, we must notice the hand of God in them. He ha wickedly fled from the presence of the Lord, who might justly take his Holy Spirit from him, never to visit him more. Those only ar miserable, whom God will no longer own and favour. But though he wa perplexed, yet not in despair. Jonah reflects on the favour of God to him, when he sought to God, and trusted in him in his distress. He warns others, and tells them to keep close to God. Those who forsak their own duty, forsake their own mercy; those who run away from the work of their place and day, run away from the comfort of it. As far a a believer copies those who observe lying vanities, he forsakes his ow mercy, and lives below his privileges. But Jonah's experienc encourages others, in all ages, to trust in God, as the God of salvation.


    Original Hebrew

    ויתפלל 6419 יונה 3124 אל 413 יהוה 3068 אלהיו 430 ממעי 4578 הדגה׃ 1710


    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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