Outline of the Book of Jonah

Outline of the Book of Jonah


I. Jonah Flees His Mission

The call of Jonah (Jon 1:1-1:2)

Jonah runs away to Tarshish (Jon 1:3-1:3)

The sea storm (Jon 1:4-1:4)

The sailors pray (Jon 1:5-1:5)

Jonah was sleeping (Jon 1:5-1:6)

Jonah wins the lottery (Jon 1:7-1:7)

The interrogation of Jonah (Jon 1:8-1:8)

The response of Jonah (Jon 1:9-1:9)

What to do? (Jon 1:10-1:11)

Jonah admits that he is the problem (Jon 1:12-1:12)

The sailors pray to Yahweh (Jon 1:13-1:14)

They throw Jonah overboard (Jon 1:15-1:15)

The conversion of the sailors to Yahweh (Jon 1:16-1:16)

A great fish swallows Jonah (Jon 1:17-1:17)


The prayer of Jonah (Jon 2:1-2:1)

Jonah was in the sea (Jon 2:2-2:3)

The near-death experience of Jonah (Jon 2:4-2:6)

Jonah worshipped the true God (Jon 2:7-2:8)

Yahweh saves Jonah (Jon 2:9-2:9)

Yahweh gets Jonah out of the fish (Jon 2:10-2:10)


II. Jonah Reluctantly fulfills His Mission


The second call of Jonah (Jon 3:1-3:2)

Jonah goes to Nineveh (Jon 3:3-3:3)

Jonah’s proclamation (Jon 3:4-3:4)

The positive response of the people of Nineveh (Jon 3:5-3:5)

The king responds favorably also (Jon 3:6-3:6)

The great fast proclamation (Jon 3:7-3:9)

God saves Nineveh (Jon 3:10-3:10)

Jonah was not happy (Jon 4:1-4:1)

Jonah’s justifying prayer to Yahweh (Jon 4:2-4:2)

Jonah wants to die (Jon 4:3-4:3)

Yahweh responded (Jon 4:4-4:4)

Jonah sits outside the city (Jon 4:5-4:5)

The shade bush (Jon 4:6-4:6)

The sun beats on Jonah (Jon 4:7-4:8)

Yahweh responds to Jonah (Jon 4:9-4:11)

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