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Jonah 1 - NIV

Jonah Flees From the Lord

1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai:

2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”

3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.

4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.

5 All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.
But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep.

6 The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish.”

7 Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.

8 So they asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What kind of work do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?”

9 He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”

10 This terrified them and they asked, “What have you done?” (They knew he was running away from the Lord, because he had already told them so.)

11 The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?”

12 “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.”

13 Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before.

14 Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.”

15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.

16 At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows to him.

Jonah’s Prayer

17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.




Sermons on Jonah 1 More sermons: Jonah 1

Terry Laughlin avatar
One Big Fish Story
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Sep, 2016
Summary: There are truths in the Book of Jonah that are worth fishing for. Truths that the whole world needs to hear. Truths that should make us faithful to the call God has on our lives.
Stephen Sheane avatar
Running from God
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Sep, 2016
Summary: 3 reasons why trying to run from God is a bad idea
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,141
Fred Sigle avatar
JONAH: THE REBELLIOUS PROPHET
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: We may try to run from God, but we cannot hide. It is much better to do what God commands of us, than to suffer the consequences of our disobedience.
Darian Catron avatar
A Big Fish Tale / All lives matter
Shared by: Darian Catron on Jul, 2016
Summary: The story of Jonah is not just a Big Fish Tale. It's a true story with an incredible message relevant to our time. It's a message about a God who cares for all lives, even those of our enemies and those who hate us.
John Gail avatar
TO OBEY OR NOT TO OBEY
Shared by: John Gail on May, 2016
Summary: sermon from Jonah chapter 1 that looks at the disobedient intentions of Jonah and compares them to today's Christion
D Marion Clark avatar
Fleeing from God
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: To escape the presence of God is not rational thinking, certainly for a prophet of God. But how many of us are rational when we reject God’s commands and escape his attention? And that leads us to consider how much Jonah is like us.
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 200
D Marion Clark avatar
Fearing God
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: What do you fear? Who do you fear? What does it mean to fear? Getting these questions sorted out will help us to understand both this passage and how we ought to regard and worship God.
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:5-16
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 162
D Marion Clark avatar
Thanking God
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: Surely our Lord meditated upon Jonah’s fish story. He knew that he was heading into a mighty storm. Unlike Jonah, he was not fleeing from God’s presence. He was heading directly to the storm, and he himself would leap
Series: Jonah
Wayne Lawson avatar
Throw It Overboard
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Before we move into this New Year of 2016, there are somethings we need to throw overboard. To get out of a God ordered storm, we need to come to terms with some stuff and Throw It Overboard.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17,677
Ian Humphrey avatar
THE CALL OF GOD
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah's Call
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 73
Ian Humphrey avatar
JONAH'S CALL
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: JONAH'S CALL
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 54
Ian Humphrey avatar
JONAH'S CALL
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: JONAH'S CALL
Scripture: Jonah 1:10-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 61
Ian Humphrey avatar
Jonah Called of God
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah Called of God
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 37
Ian Humphrey avatar
Jonah Called of God
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah Called of God
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 34
Ian Humphrey avatar
Steps to Revival
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Steps to Revival
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 87
Ian Humphrey avatar
GOD'S WILL
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: GOD'S WILL
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 78
Ian Humphrey avatar
JONAH'S DESCENT
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: JONAH'S DESCENT
Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 65
Ian Humphrey avatar
YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN
Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 182
Alexander Shaw avatar
The Significance of the book of Jonah
Shared by: Alexander Shaw on Oct, 2015
Summary: What do you really make of the book of Jonah?
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-2
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 474
Alexander Shaw avatar
Might temptation appear in this form?
Shared by: Alexander Shaw on Oct, 2015
Summary: Temptation can arise in various ways of which this is just one!
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 501
Alexander Shaw avatar
How many people do actually try to run away from God?
Shared by: Alexander Shaw on Oct, 2015
Summary: Beware when you might consider it right to move in another direction!
Chris Tomlinson avatar
Jonah: God pursues us in our wanderings.
Shared by: Chris Tomlinson on Aug, 2015
Summary: This is a message about grace and purpose and how that God desires for you to get where he wants you to go more than you want to get where he wants you to go. Your mistakes doesn’t limit God’s ability to use you.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:3
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,240
mark sanders avatar
A Pursuing God
Shared by: mark sanders on Aug, 2015
Summary: The first sermon in a series on Jonah, concentrating on 3 timeless truths: God takes notice of sin (and takes it seriously), running from God is not healthy, and God always pursues us.
Chris Beam avatar
Here am I...Send Someone Else, Pt. Two
Shared by: Chris Beam on Jul, 2015
Summary: Part two of Here am I...Send Someone Else
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,094
Chris Beam avatar
Here am I...Send Someone Else, Pt. One
Shared by: Chris Beam on Jul, 2015
Summary: God calls specific people to specific places for specific purposes. When God called Jonah, his response was quite different that that of the prophet Isaiah. Whereas Isaiah said, "Here am I. Send me!" Jonah said, "Here am I...send someone else."
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,597
Greg Nance avatar
When God Calls
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jul, 2015
Summary: Are we reluctant or willing when God commissions us? Jonah is a great study in God's heart verses our own when it comes to mercy and grace.
Series: Jonah
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
“ The Running Prophet “
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: Running Away, To, With and Ahead
Scripture: Jonah 1:1
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 233
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
How Can You Sleep At A Time Like This?
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Apr, 2015
Summary: Please read this message prayerfully, It's not just a sermon but A wake up call to the church that God loves so much, (There is no time for playing church).
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 40,700
Steven Haguewood avatar
FOUR-Ds IN JONAH
Shared by: Steven Haguewood on Feb, 2015
Summary: A look at the results of sin in our lives and the desire of God to forgive sin when we repent
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Views: 378
Archie Norman avatar
God is Bigger Than Your Failure
Shared by: Archie Norman on Feb, 2015
Summary: The benefits of failure
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,222