Understanding the Scriptures
|Cry against it (v. 2)||Warn the people to repent|
|Tempest (vv. 4, 12)||Storm|
|Mariners (v. 5)||Sailors|
|Cast forth the wares (v. 5)||Threw out the ship’s cargo|
|Perish (vv. 6, 14)||Die|
|Cast lots (v. 7)||A way people believed they could determine God’s will (similar to drawing straws or flipping a coin)|
|Occupation (v. 8)||Job, mission|
|Wrought, and was tempestuous (vv. 11, 13)||Became more rough|
|Beseech (v. 14)||Ask with great feeling, plead|
|Ceased from her raging (v. 15)||Calmed down|
|Vows (v. 16)||Promises|
|Affliction (v. 2)||Troubles|
|Floods compassed me (v. 3)||Water was all around me|
|Corruption (v. 6)||Death|
|They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy (v. 8)||Those who trust in idols lose the Lord’s help|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A–C as you study Jonah 1–2.
Look for Details
Why did the sailors wake Jonah up?
Whose idea was it that Jonah be thrown into the sea?
What did the Lord prepare to swallow up Jonah?
What Do You Think?
Write about why a person might feel like running away from what God wanted him or her to do or decline callings in the Church. What can we learn from Jonah’s experience in Jonah 1 about trying to run from the Lord? (see Moses 4:12–16).
A Type of the Savior
How long was Jonah in the belly of the fish? Read also Matthew 12:38–41 and write how Jonah’s experience is like what happened to the Savior.