Jonah 2:8
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New International Version
"Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God's love for them.

King James Bible
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

World English Bible
Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They that observe lying vanities - They that trust in idols, follow vain predictions, permit themselves to be influenced with foolish fears, so as to induce them to leave the path of obvious duty, forsake their own mercy. In leaving that God who is the Fountain of mercy, they abandon that measure of mercy which he had treasured up for them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

2 Kings 17:15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them...

Psalm 31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns...

Jeremiah 10:8,14,15 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities...

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to you from the ends of the earth...

Habakkuk 2:18-20 What profits the graven image that the maker thereof has graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies...

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Salvation of the Lord
By salvation here we do not merely understand the special salvation which Jonah received from death; for according to Dr. Gill, there is something so special in the original, in the word salvation having one more letter than it usually has, when it only refers to some temporary deliverance, that we can only understand it here as relating to the great work of the salvation of the soul which endureth for ever. That "salvation is of the Lord," I shall this morning try to show as best I can. First, I
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

An Address to a Soul So Overwhelmed with a Sense of the Greatness of Its Sins, that it Dares not Apply Itself to Christ with Any
1-4. The case described at large.--5. As it frequently occurs.--6. Granting all that the dejected soul charges on itself.--7. The invitations and promises of Christ give hope.--8. The reader urged, under all his burdens and fears, to an humble application to him. Which is accordingly exemplified in the concluding Reflection and Prayer. 1. I have now done with those unhappy creatures who despise the Gospel, and with those who neglect it. With pleasure do I now turn myself to those who will hear me
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
2 Kings 17:15
They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the LORD had ordered them, "Do not do as they do."

Psalm 31:6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols; as for me, I trust in the LORD.

Jeremiah 10:8
They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols.

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