Evangelical Commentary Outline on Jonah

I. Jonah Pursued (1:1–16)

  • A. Jonah’s Call (1:1–2)
  • B. Jonah’s Rejection (1:3)
  • C. God’s Pursuit (1:4–16)

II. Jonah Praises God (1:17–2:10)

  • A. God’s Deliverance (1:17)
  • B. Jonah’s Prayer (2:1–9)
  • C. God Returns Jonah to Safety (2:10)

III. Jonah’s Preaching (3:1–10)

  • A. Jonah’s Second Call (3:1–2)
  • B. Jonah Obeys (3:3–4)
  • C. The Ninevites’ Response (3:5–9)
  • D. God Spares Nineveh (3:10)

IV. Jonah’s Pouting (4:1–11)[1]


[1] Elwell, W. A. (1996). Vol. 3: Evangelical commentary on the Bible. Baker reference library. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House.

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