Jonah 1:9

And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who has made the sea and the dry land.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Fear, and therefore fly from the face of the Lord, ver. 3, 10. (Haydock) He knew that God is every where, ver. 3., and Psalm cxxxiii. 8. (Calmet) Septuagint, "I worship. "Fear is often taken in this sense. (Haydock)

Gregory the Theologian

AD 390
It was not likely that such a prophet should be ignorant of the design of God, which was to bring about, by means of threat, the escape of the Ninevites from the threatened doom, according to his great wisdom and unsearchable judgments and according to his ways which are beyond our tracing and finding out…. To imagine that Jonah hoped to hide himself at sea and escape by his flight the great eye of God is surely utterly absurd and stupid, and unworthy of credit, not only in the case of a prophet but even in the case of any sensible person, who has only a slight perception of God, whose power is over all. In Defense of His Flight to Pontus, Oration


AD 420
LXX: 'and he replied: I am a worshipper of the Lord, and I revere God of the heavens who made the sea and the dry land'. He did not say, 'I am a Jew', the name given to the people after the schism between the ten and two tribes, but ' I am a Hebrew', that is to say perates , passing by as Abraham who was able to say: "I am a guest and a traveller as all my fathers", and about whom it is written in another psalm: "they passed from one nation to another, from one realm to another people". Moses says, "I will go so that I might see this great vision." I fear the Lord God of the heavens, not the gods that you have invoked and who cannot save us, but the God of heaven who made the sea and the dry land. The sea that I flee to, the earth that I flee from. And appropriately the land is not just called land, but rather dry land so that it contrasts with the sea. In short here he mentions the creator of the universe who is the Lord of heaven, earth, and sea. But one question begs to be asked: ho...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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