Jonah 1:1

Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
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Gregory the Theologian

AD 390
But there Jonah calls upon God, and marvelous as it is, on the third day, he, like Christ, is delivered…. In my own case, what could be said? What defense could be made if I remained unsettled and rejected the yoke of ministry, which, though I know not whether to call it light or heavy, had at any rate been laid upon me…. On this account I had much toilsome consideration to discover my duty, being set in the middle between two fears, of which the one held me back and the other urged me on. For a long while I was at a loss between them. After wavering from side to side, and, like a current driven by inconstant winds, inclining first in this direction then in that, I at last yielded to the stronger. The fear of disobedience overcame me. In Defense of His Flight to Pontus, Oration
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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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