JONAH CAST INTO THE SEA - JONAH AND THE WHALE
from the Old Testament
(Story on the back
of the card)
spoke to the prophet Jonah saying, "Arise and go to wicked
Nineveh and tell the people there of the punishment that is coming
upon them for their sins." But Jonah did not want to go.
He fled to the seaside city of Joppa where he boarded a ship going
far away, hoping that he would never again hear the Lord speaking
he had sailed out on the sea, the Lord sent a strong wind and there
was a great storm, and the ship was in danger of being broken to
pieces. The sailors prayed to their gods for help and lightened
the ship to keep it from sinking. But Jonah did not know of the
danger, for he was asleep in the lower part of the ship. The captain
awakened him saying, "Rise up and pray to thy God to pity us
and save us from drowning!"
cast lots to find out what wicked person among them was responsible
for the storm, and the lot fell to Jonah. He confessed that he was
fleeing from the Lord and said that if they cast him into the sea,
the storm would pass. They did not want to throw Jonah into the
raging waters, but the storm would not stop until they finally threw
him overboard. At once the sea grew still and calm. The men wondered
at this and offered a sacrifice to this all-powerful Lord, promising
to serve him for the rest of their lives.
sent a great whale to the side of the ship to swallow up Jonah as
soon as he was cast into the sea. Jonah repented his sins for three
days and three nights from inside the whale. God heard him and finally
commanded the whale to cast him out on the land.
W. A. Foster 1911
Stories included in this collection: Rebekah and Isaac, King Saul and David, the Prophet Isaiah, Elijah and Elisha, Psalms 1, Psalms 2, the Nativity - Birth of Jesus, the Three Wise Men - the Birth of Jesus, O Little Town of Bethlehem - the Birth of Jesus, the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, Rahab Hides the Spies, Samson and the Philistines, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Solomon Builds the Temple, Daniel in the Lion's Den, the Angel and the Shepherds, the Widow's Mite, Suffer the Children..., Adoration of the Shepherds, Abraham and isaac, Isaac's Blessing, Jacob's Dream, Noah's Ark, Angel and the Shepherds, Jesus in the Temple, Baby Jesus in the Temple, Moses Found in the River, Moses Out of Egypt, Moses and Joshua Descend from the Mount, the Walls of Jericho, the Call of Gideon, Jephthah's Vow, the Story of Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Joseph Sold into Slavery, Joseph and the Famine, Solomon's Wisdom, Elijah the Prophet, Naboth's Vineyard, the Curing of Naaman, Ruth and Naomi, the Mother of Samuel, Jesus Praying, Madonna and Child, Jesus and the Fishermen. Stories from both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
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