SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:1 Â¶ Y vino palabra del SEÑOR segunda vez a Jonás, diciendo:
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jonah 3:1 Verse 1. And the word of the Lord] The same oracle as that before given; and which, from what he had felt and seen of the justice and mercy of the Lord, he was now prepared to obey.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time , etc.] Jonah having been scourged by the Lord for his stubbornness and disobedience, and being humbled under the mighty hand of God, is tried a second time, whether he would go on the Lord’s errand, and do his business; and his commission is renewed, as it was necessary it should; for it would have been unsafe and dangerous for him to have proceeded upon the former without a fresh warrant; as the Israelites, when they refused entering into the land of Canaan to possess it, upon the report of the spies, and afterwards reflecting upon their sin, would go up without the word of the Lord, and contrary to the advice of Moses, many of them perished in the attempt, being cut off by the Amalekites, ( Numbers 14:1,3,40-45); and this renewal of Jonah’s commission shows that he was still continued in his office as a prophet, notwithstanding his failings; as the apostles were in theirs, though they all forsook Christ, and Peter denied him, ( Matthew 26:56,75 28:19 John 21:15-17); and that the Lord had heard his prayer, and graciously received him, and took away his iniquity from him, employing him again in his service, being more fitted for it: saying ; as follows:
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-4 - God employs Jonah again in his service. His making use of us is a evidence of his being at peace with us. Jonah was not disobedient, a he had been. He neither endeavoured to avoid hearing the command, no declined to obey it. See here the nature of repentance; it is the change of our mind and way, and a return to our work and duty. Also the benefit of affliction; it brings those back to their place who ha deserted it. See the power of Divine grace, for affliction of itsel would rather drive men from God, than draw them to him. God's servant must go where he sends them, come when he calls them, and do what he bids them; we must do whatever the word of the Lord commands. Jona faithfully and boldly delivered his errand. Whether Jonah said more, to show the anger of God against them, or whether he only repeated thes words again and again, is not certain, but this was the purport of his message. Forty days is a long time for a righteous God to dela judgments, yet it is but a little time for an unrighteous people to repent and reform in. And should it not awaken us to get ready for death, to consider that we cannot be so sure that we shall live fort days, as Nineveh then was that it should stand forty days? We should be alarmed if we were sure not to live a month, yet we are careless thoug we are not sure to live a day.
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