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Jonah 1:1-9 Inductive Bible Study

Jonah 1:1-9

Running Away

Summary-God told Jonah to go to Ninevah and warn them of God’s wrath, due to their wickedness. In rebellion and fear, Jonah instead sought to run away from God and boarded a boat heading for Tarshish. Because of His disobedience, God sent a storm so great that it caused even seasoned sailors to be afraid, but Jonah was asleep, and unaware of the storm. When the sailors woke him and asked him to call on his God, they decided to cast lots to see whose fault the storm was. After the lot fell to Jonah, they asked him where he was from and what he did. His answer “I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord God of heaven who made the sea and the dry land,” struck terror into their hearts.

Central Teaching- It’s impossible to run from God, and it inevitably brings consequences.

Key Words- go, flee, great, storm, ship, god, lot, afraid

Key Verse- 1:3

Ten things this passage says-

  1. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and cry against it.
  2. Nineveh was a wicked city.
  3. Jonah disobeyed and boarded a ship for Tarshish, instead.
  4. Jonah thought he could flee from the presence of the Lord.
  5. The Lord caused a great wind to rise up and stir up a storm large enough to threaten the ship Jonah was on.
  6. Jonah was sleeping through the storm.
  7. Every shipmate was calling out to his god, and they urged Jonah to call out to his, as well.
  8. The sailors cast lots to see whose fault the storm was.
  9. The lot fell to Jonah, pointing to him as the one responsible.
  10. Jonah told them that he was a Hebrew, and that his God had created the sea and dry land.

Ten Things this passage does NOT say-

  1. God’s command to Jonah was optional, and Jonah could do it or not do it as he liked.
  2. The Ninevites weren’t all that bad, and God’s judgment of them was unjustified.
  3. Nineveh was an Israelite city, so it was usual for God to send a prophet to them.
  4. Jonah intended to obey God eventually.
  5. Jonah could flee from God’s presence.
  6. The storm that followed was just a coincidence, and had nothing to do with Jonah’s disobedience.
  7. The sailor’s efforts to appease the storm by their efforts (crying out to their gods and hurling the cargo into the sea) were successful.
  8. Jonah was feeling guilty over his disobedience to the Lord.
  9. God wasn’t in control of the lots, and it was just coincidence that it fell to Jonah.
  10. Jonah was a Gentile prophet, being sent to his own people.

What does this passage teach me about God?

God’s commands are clear, and they are to be obeyed.

God is just. He must punish wickedness.

God is omnipresent. I cannot flee from Him.

God is in control of nature. The winds and the weather obey Him.

God is the only God. No man-contrived god has any power.

God knows my sins, and He can cause them to be found out. Just because my conscience is quiet, does not mean He has forgotten.

God cares about the Gentiles, as well as the Jews.

God is missions-minded.

How does this passage apply to my life?

I should be aware of God’s presence in my life and never seek to flee Him.

Obedience to the Lord is not optional. I should obey the first time, every time, or He will just discipline me and give me more opportunities to obey.

God desires me to share Him with the lost.

Do not elevate my judgment above God’s.


What does “Jonah” mean? Dove VI

What does “Amittai” mean? Truthful or loyal V1

What doubt does Jonah show that it was the Lord who spoke to him? V1

What did God command Jonah to do? V2

Why did God command Jonah to do that? V2

When did God want Jonah to do this? V2

Why was it unique that God would ask Jonah to go to Nineveh?This was the only case where God sent His prophet to a Gentile nation, instead of to Israel. JMSB says “This was for the salvation of that city and for the shame and jealousy of Israel, as well as a rebuke to the reluctance of the Jews to bring Gentiles to the true God” V2

What was Jonah’s response? V3

Why do you think he responded in this way? V3

Did he succeed in fleeing from the presence of the Lord? V3

What was the Lord’s response to Jonah’s disobedience? V4

What did this display about the Lord’s character and His power? V4

How did this endanger others traveling with him? V4

What were the sailors’ three responses to the storm?  V5

What does this say about the severity of the storm? V5

What was Jonah’s initial response to the storm? V5

What does the sailors’ response indicate about their character and beliefs? V5

What does Jonah’s initial response indicate about his character? V5

Why did the captain approach Jonah? V6

What did the captain’s question reveal about his faith in his people’s gods? In Jonah’s God? V6

How did they discover that the storm was Jonah’s fault? V7

Based on the cross references you have observed, was this method consistent with how Israel determined this kind of thing? Do you think God spoke through the lot? V7

What did the outcome of casting lots reveal about God’s character and power? V7

What was the sailor’s response to the outcome of the lots? V8

What did their response reveal about their beliefs? V8

What was Jonah’s response to their questions? V9

What did his response reveal about his beliefs? V9

Why do you think he identified God as he did, as the “Lord God of heaven who made the sea and the dry land”? V9

Why was it strange that Jonah claimed to worship and fear God? How were his actions in opposition to that? V9

What were the consequences for Jonah’s action?

1.      The sailors’ fright (4-5a)

2.      The sailors’ prayer to their gods (v 5b)

3.      The sailors’ unloading the ship (v 5c)

4.      The captain’s speech to Jonah (v 6)

5.      The sailors’ word to each other (v 7a)

6.      The sailors’ question to Jonah, “Who are you?” (v 7b-8)

7.      Jonah’s confession (v 9)

8.      The sailors’ question to Jonah, “What have you done?” (v 10a)

9.      The sailors’ question to Jonah “What shall we do?” (v 10b-11)

10.  Jonah’s words to the sailors (v 12)

11.  The sailors’ rowing of the ship (v 13)

12.  The sailor’s prayer to the Lord (v 14)

13.  The sailors’ fear of the Lord (v 15-16)

Who would you say is the principal person in this narrative? Why? God

Comments or Observations-

V2- Nineveh was located 550 miles northeast of Samaria. This would have required Jonah to travel more than a month, if he journeyed the usual 15-20 miles a day. So not only was the city the largest in the world at the time (second only to Babylon; probably with a population of ~600,000), and known for violence, but it was also quite a lengthy journey from where he was. Jonah had numerous reasons for not wanting to go, but none were GOOD reasons.

Also, JMSB says “The name Nineveh is thought to derive from “ninus,” and means the residence of Nimrod or “nunu,” which means “fish.” The people worshiped the fish goddess Nanshe (the daughter of Ea, the goddess of fresh water) and Dagon the fish god who was represented as half man and half fish. Isn’t it interested that the Ninevites were fish worshipers, and Jonah was swallowed by a big fish? Anyway, this city was a center for idol worship, and was later destroyed for that very reason.

V3- This is the only recorded instance of a prophet refusing God’s commission. If the location is as suspected, it was as far west of the opposite direction as possible. Definite rebellion. H.C. Woodring says of it- “God wanted him to go to Nineveh, 500 miles northeast of Palestine. Instead of going east, Jonah went 2000 miles to the west. God wished Jonah to take an overland trip via the Fertile Crescent. Instead he took a distasteful sea voyage (the Jews hated the sea). God sent him to the greatest metropolis of the day. Instead Jonah headed for a remote trading post on the fringes of civilization. The Lord wished to go with His prophet. Instead Jonah tried to flee from the presence and power of God.”

V5 The sailors were probably Phoenicians, who believed in many gods, but not the true God. Phoenicians were known for their multi-theism and skill at sea. Note that the storm must have been very severe if such seasoned sailors were afraid because of it.

Cross References-

Jonah 1:1-

2 Kings 14:25

He restored the border of Israel from the entrance of Hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which He spoke through His servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of Gath-hepher.

Matt 12:39

But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;

Luke 11:29-30

As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.”

Luke 11:32

“The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

Jonah 3:1

Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying,

Jonah 1:2-

Gen 10:8-11

Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.”  The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah,

2 Kings 19:36

So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and returned home, and lived at Nineveh.

Jonah 3:2

“Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.”

Jonah 4:11

“Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?”

Nah 1:1

The oracle of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

Nah 2-3

Nahum 2

2:1 The Overthrow of Nineveh

The one who scatters has come up against you. Man the fortress, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength. 2 For the LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob Like the splendor of Israel, Even though devastators have devastated them And destroyed their vine branches.

3 The shields of his mighty men are colored red, The warriors are dressed in scarlet, The chariots are enveloped in flashing steel When he is prepared to march, And the cypress spears are brandished. 4 The chariots race madly in the streets, They rush wildly in the squares, Their appearance is like torches, They dash to and fro like lightning flashes. 5 He remembers his nobles; They stumble in their march, They hurry to her wall, And the mantelet is set up. 6 The gates of the rivers are opened And the palace is dissolved. 7 It is fixed: She is stripped, she is carried away, And her handmaids are moaning like the sound of doves, Beating on their breasts.

8 Though Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days, Now they are fleeing; “Stop, stop,” But no one turns back. 9 Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! For there is no limit to the treasure — Wealth from every kind of desirable object. 10 She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and waste! Hearts are melting and knees knocking! Also anguish is in the whole body And all their faces are grown pale! 11 Where is the den of the lions And the feeding place of the young lions, Where the lion, lioness and lion’s cub prowled, With nothing to disturb them?  12 The lion tore enough for his cubs, Killed enough for his lionesses, And filled his lairs with prey And his dens with torn flesh.

13 “Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of hosts. “I will burn up her chariots in smoke, a sword will devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard.”

Nahum 3

3:1 Nineveh’s Complete Ruin

Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; Her prey never departs. 2 The noise of the whip, The noise of the rattling of the wheel, Galloping horses And bounding chariots! 3 Horsemen charging, Swords flashing, spears gleaming, Many slain, a mass of corpses, And countless dead bodies — They stumble over the dead bodies! 4 All because of the many harlotries of the harlot, The charming one, the mistress of sorceries, Who sells nations by her harlotries And families by her sorceries. 5 “Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of hosts; “And I will lift up your skirts over your face, And show to the nations your nakedness And to the kingdoms your disgrace. 6 “I will throw filth on you And make you vile, And set you up as a spectacle. 7 “And it will come about that all who see you Will shrink from you and say, ‘Nineveh is devastated! Who will grieve for her?’ Where will I seek comforters for you?”

8 Are you better than No-amon, Which was situated by the waters of the Nile, With water surrounding her, Whose rampart was the sea, Whose wall consisted of the sea? 9 Ethiopia was her might, And Egypt too, without limits. Put and Lubim were among her helpers. 10 Yet she became an exile, She went into captivity; Also her small children were dashed to pieces At the head of every street; They cast lots for her honorable men, And all her great men were bound with fetters. 11 You too will become drunk, You will be hidden. You too will search for a refuge from the enemy. 12 All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit — When shaken, they fall into the eater’s mouth. 13 Behold, your people are women in your midst! The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars. 14 Draw for yourself water for the siege! Strengthen your fortifications! Go into the clay and tread the mortar! Take hold of the brick mold! 15 There fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down; It will consume you as the locust does.  Multiply yourself like the creeping locust, Multiply yourself like the swarming locust. 16 You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven — The creeping locust strips and flies away. 17 Your guardsmen are like the swarming locust. Your marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers Settling in the stone walls on a cold day. The sun rises and they flee, And the place where they are is not known. 18 Your shepherds are sleeping, O king of Assyria; Your nobles are lying down. Your people are scattered on the mountains And there is no one to regather them.  19 There is no relief for your breakdown, Your wound is incurable. All who hear about you Will clap their hands over you, For on whom has not your evil passed continually?

Zeph 2:13-15

13 And He will stretch out His hand against the north

And destroy Assyria,

And He will make Nineveh a desolation,

Parched like the wilderness.

14 Flocks will lie down in her midst,

All beasts which range in herds;

Both the pelican and the hedgehog

Will lodge in the tops of her pillars;

Birds will sing in the window,

Desolation will be on the threshold;

For He has laid bare the cedar work.

15 This is the exultant city

Which dwells securely,

Who says in her heart,

“I am, and there is no one besides me.”

How she has become a desolation,

A resting place for beasts!

Everyone who passes by her will hiss

And wave his hand in contempt.

Jer 1:7-10

But the LORD said to me,

“Do not say, “I am a youth,’

Because everywhere I send you, you shall go,

And all that I command you, you shall speak.

“Do not be afraid of them,

For I am with you to deliver you,” declares the LORD.

Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.

“See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,

To pluck up and to break down,

To destroy and to overthrow,

To build and to plant.”

Ezek 2:7

“But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.

Mic 3:8

On the other hand I am filled with power —

With the Spirit of the LORD —

And with justice and courage

To make known to Jacob his rebellious act,

Even to Israel his sin.

James 5:4

Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

Rev 18:5

for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

Jonah 1:3-

Ex 4:13-14

13 But he said, “Please, Lord, now send the message by whomever You will.”

14 Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and He said, “Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

1 Kings 19:3

3 And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

Jer 20:7-9

7 O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived;

You have overcome me and prevailed.

I have become a laughingstock all day long;

Everyone mocks me.

8 For each time I speak, I cry aloud;

I proclaim violence and destruction,

Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted

In reproach and derision all day long.

9 But if I say, “I will not remember Him

Or speak anymore in His name,”

Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire

Shut up in my bones;

And I am weary of holding it in,

And I cannot endure it.

Jonah 4:2

2 He prayed to the LORD and said, “Please LORD, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity.

Luke 9:62

62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

1 Cor 9:16

16 For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.

Gen 3:8

8 They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

Ps 139:7-12

7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?

Or where can I flee from Your presence?

8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there;

If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.

9 If I take the wings of the dawn,

If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,

10 Even there Your hand will lead me,

And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,

And the light around me will be night,”

12 Even the darkness is not dark to You,

And the night is as bright as the day.

Darkness and light are alike to You.

Jonah 1:4-

Ex 10:13

13 So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Ex 10:19

19 So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.

Ex 14:21

21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.

Ex 15:10

10 “You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them;

They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

Ps 107:24-31

24 They have seen the works of the LORD,

And His wonders in the deep.

25 For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind,

Which lifted up the waves of the sea.

26 They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;

Their soul melted away in their misery.

27 They reeled and staggered like a drunken man,

And were at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,

And He brought them out of their distresses.

29 He caused the storm to be still,

So that the waves of the sea were hushed.

30 Then they were glad because they were quiet,

So He guided them to their desired haven.

31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,

And for His wonders to the sons of men!

Ps 135:7

7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;

Who makes lightnings for the rain,

Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

Amos 4:13

13 For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind

And declares to man what are His thoughts,

He who makes dawn into darkness

And treads on the high places of the earth,

The LORD God of hosts is His name.

Matt 8:24-27

24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. 25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Jonah 1:5-

1 Kings 18:26

26 Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, “O Baal, answer us.” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made.

Isa 44:17-20

17 But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god.” 18 They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. 19 No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!” 20 He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”

Isa 45:20

20 “Gather yourselves and come;

Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations;

They have no knowledge,

Who carry about their wooden idol

And pray to a god who cannot save.

Jer 2:28

28 “But where are your gods

Which you made for yourself?

Let them arise, if they can save you

In the time of your trouble;

For according to the number of your cities

Are your gods, O Judah.

Acts 27:18-19

18 The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo; 19 and on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.

Acts 27:38

38 When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Phil 3:7-8

7 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

Hab 2:19

19 “Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, “Awake!’

To a mute stone, “Arise!’

And that is your teacher?

Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,

And there is no breath at all inside it.

John 1:6-

Rom 13:11

11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

Eph 5:14

14 For this reason it says,

“Awake, sleeper,

And arise from the dead,

And Christ will shine on you.”

Ps 78:34

34 When He killed them, then they sought Him,

And returned and searched diligently for God;

Ps 107:6

6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble;

He delivered them out of their distresses.

Ps 107:18-19

18 Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,

And they drew near to the gates of death.

19 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble;

He saved them out of their distresses.

Ps 107:28-29

28 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,

And He brought them out of their distresses.

29 He caused the storm to be still,

So that the waves of the sea were hushed.

Jer 2:27-28

27 Who say to a tree, “You are my father,’

And to a stone, “You gave me birth.’

For they have turned their back to Me,

And not their face;

But in the time of their trouble they will say,

‘Arise and save us.’

28 “But where are your gods

Which you made for yourself?

Let them arise, if they can save you

In the time of your trouble;

For according to the number of your cities

Are your gods, O Judah.

Mark 4:37-41

37 And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. 38 Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. 40 And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”

Jonah 3:9

9 “Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish.”

Jonah 1:7-

Judg 20:9-10

9 “But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up against it by lot.

10 “And we will take 10 men out of 100 throughout the tribes of Israel, and 100 out of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000 to supply food for the people, that when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, they may punish them for all the disgraceful acts that they have committed in Israel.”

1 Sam 10:20-21

20 Thus Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot. 21 Then he brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its families, and the Matrite family was taken. And Saul the son of Kish was taken; but when they looked for him, he could not be found.

1 Sam 14:41-42

41 Therefore, Saul said to the LORD, the God of Israel, “Give a perfect lot.” And Jonathan and Saul were taken, but the people escaped. 42 Saul said, “Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son.” And Jonathan was taken.

Ps 22:18

18 They divide my garments among them,

And for my clothing they cast lots.

Prov 16:33

33 The lot is cast into the lap,

But its every decision is from the LORD.

Matt 27:35

35 And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.

Acts 1:23-26

23 So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen 25 to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Josh 7:13

13 “Rise up! Consecrate the people and say, “Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, for thus the LORD, the God of Israel, has said, “There are things under the ban in your midst, O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you have removed the things under the ban from your midst.”

1 Sam 14:38

38 Saul said, “Draw near here, all you chiefs of the people, and investigate and see how this sin has happened today.

Num 32:23

23 “But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out.

1 Cor 4:5

5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.

Jonah 1:8-

Josh 7:19

19 Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, I implore you, give glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, and give praise to Him; and tell me now what you have done. Do not hide it from me.”

1 Sam 14:43

43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” So Jonathan told him and said, “I indeed tasted a little honey with the end of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am, I must die!”

James 5:16

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

Jonah 1:9-

Hos 3:5

5 Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.

Acts 27:23

23 “For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me,

Rev 15:4

4 “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name?

For You alone are holy;



Neh 2:4

4 Then the king said to me, “What would you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven.

Ps 136:26

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Neh 9:6

6 “You alone are the LORD.

You have made the heavens,

The heaven of heavens with all their host,

The earth and all that is on it,

The seas and all that is in them.

You give life to all of them

And the heavenly host bows down before You.

Ps 95:5-6

5 The sea is His, for it was He who made it,

And His hands formed the dry land.

6 Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Ps 146:5-6

5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,

Whose hope is in the LORD his God,

6 Who made heaven and earth,

The sea and all that is in them;

Who keeps faith forever;

Acts 14:15

15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.

Acts 17:23-25

23 “For while I was passing through