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Geneva Notes/ Commentary on Jonah 2

Geneva Notes on Jonah Chapter 2

Jon 2:1
2:1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God {a} out of the
fish's belly,

(a) Being now swallowed up by death, and seeing no remedy to
escape, his faith broke out to the Lord, knowing that
out of this very hell he was able to deliver him.

Jon 2:2
2:2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the
LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly {b} of hell cried I,
[and] thou heardest my voice.

(b) For he was now in the fishes belly as in a grave or
place of darkness.

Jon 2:4
2:4 Then I said, I am {c} cast out of thy sight; yet I will look
again toward thy holy temple.

(c) This declared what his prayer was, and how he laboured
between hope and despair, considering the neglect of his
vocation, and God's judgments for it: but yet in the end
faith gained the victory.

Jon 2:6
2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with
her bars [was] about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up
my {d} life from corruption, O LORD my God.

(d) You have delivered me from the belly of the fish and all
these dangers, as it were raising me from death to life.

Jon 2:8
2:8 They that observe lying {e} vanities forsake their own {f}
mercy.

(e) Those that depend upon anything except on God alone.
(f) They refuse their own felicity, and that goodness which
they would otherwise receive from God.

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