Jonah Study Sheet Answers

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  •  Although Jonah was sent to Ninevah , he went in the opposite direction going to Joppa and boarding a ship headed for Tarshish. (1:1)
  • How did the mariners find out who was causing the storm?  By Casting lots (1:7).  For the practice of casting lots in the scriptures, see Joshua 17:4-6, 1 Chronicles 24:5-19, Matthew 27:35, Acts 1:15-26.
  • Who suggested that the mariners throw Jonah overboard? Jonah (1:12)
  • great fish swallowed Jonah.  What two words tell how a fish could do this?  Lord appointed (1:17)
  • When Jonah was in trouble, he Prayed to Jehovah (2:1)
  • When Jehovah spoke to the fish, it vomited Jonah out onto dry land (2:10)
  • The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time (3:1)
  • Jonah’s message was, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown (3:4)
  • When the people of Nineveh heard this message, they called for a fast and put on sackcloth (3:5)
  • When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he issued a proclamation calling for no food or water (3:6-8)
  • The king’s hope was that God would turn and relent from his anger which is exactly what God did (3:9-10)
  • Jonah’s reaction to God was that he was displeased and angry (4:1-2)
  • Jonah’s prayer was that Jehovah would “take my life” (4:3)
  • Jonah left the city.  God appointed a plant to provide shade, for comfort (4:5-6)
  • The next day God appointed a worm to cause the plant to wither (4:7)
  • This again caused Jonah to become angry (4:8-9)
  • God used this illustration to help Jonah understand that the city (its people) was much more important than the plant (4:10-11)

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