Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord

Jonah 1

1 Now the word of the LORD came to a Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 "Arise, go to b Nineveh, that c great city, and cry out against it; for d their wickedness has come up before Me." 3 But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to e Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to f Tarshish g from the presence of the LORD.

4 But h the LORD 1 sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up. 5 Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten 2 the load. But Jonah had gone down i into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep. 6 So the captain came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, j call on your God; k perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish."

  1. Cross References
    2 Kings 14:25
    He restored the territory of Israel from the en...
    Matthew 12:39 - 41
    But He answered and said to them, "An evil and ...
    Matthew 16:4
    A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after ...
    Luke 11:29
    And while the crowds were thickly gathered toge...
    Luke 11:30
    For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so...
    Luke 11:32
    The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment...
  2. Cross References
    Isaiah 37:37
    So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went away, returned home, and remained at Nineveh.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 10:11
    From that land he went to Assyria and built Nin...
    Genesis 10:12
    And Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is th...
    2 Kings 19:36
    So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and wen...
    Jonah 4:11
    "And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city...
    Nahum 1:1
    The burden against Nineveh. The book of the vis...
    Zephaniah 2:13
    And He will stretch out His hand against the no...
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 18:20
    And the LORD said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave.
    Hosea 7:2
    They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; Now their own deeds have surrounded them; They are before My face.
  5. Cross References
    Joshua 19:46
    Me Jarkon, and Rakkon, with the region near Joppa.
    2 Chronicles 2:16
    And we will cut wood from Lebanon, as much as you need; we will bring it to you in rafts by sea to Joppa, and you will carry it up to Jerusalem.
    Ezra 3:7
    They also gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the permission which they had from Cyrus king of Persia.
    Acts 9:36
    At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
    Acts 9:43
    So it was that he stayed many days in Joppa with Simon, a tanner.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 23:1
    The burden against Tyre. Wail, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, So that there is no house, no harbor; From the land of Cyprus it is revealed to them.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 4:16
    Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.
    Job 1:12
    And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person." So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.
    Job 2:7
    So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 107:25
    For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
  9. Cross References
    1 Samuel 24:3
    So he came to the sheepfolds by the road, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to attend to his needs. ( David and his men were staying in the recesses of the cave.)
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 107:28
    Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses.
  11. Cross References
    Joel 2:14
    Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him - A grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God?
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