New Living Translation
The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai:
King James Bible
Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
World English Bible
Now the word of Yahweh came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jonah son of Amittai, saying:
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(Galilee on the Same Day as the Last Section.) ^A Matt. XII. 38-45; ^C Luke XI. 24-36. ^c 29 And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, ^a 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. [Having been severely rebuked by Jesus, it is likely that the scribes and Pharisees asked for a sign that they might appear to the multitude more fair-minded and open to conviction than Jesus had represented them to be. Jesus had just wrought …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Nature of Covenanting.
But Jesus replied, "Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah.
Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign, but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah." Then Jesus left them and went away.
As the crowd pressed in on Jesus, he said, "This evil generation keeps asking me to show them a miraculous sign. But the only sign I will give them is the sign of Jonah.
What happened to him was a sign to the people of Nineveh that God had sent him. What happens to the Son of Man will be a sign to these people that he was sent by God.
2 Kings 14:25
Jeroboam II recovered the territories of Israel between Lebo-hamath and the Dead Sea, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had promised through Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath-hepher.
The lion has roared--so who isn't frightened? The Sovereign LORD has spoken--so who can refuse to proclaim his message?
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