Jonah: “When The Wrong People Get Blessed”


An alliterated exegetical outline of the Book of Jonah.

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An alliterated, exegetical KJV outline on the book of Jonah. 15 pgs.

“The Four Problems Of The Prophet”
Jonah 4:1-11

I. Jonah Had A Problem With His Pride (Vs. 1-2)

A. The Strong Passion Of His Anger (1)
1. The Cause Of His Displeasure (1a) “But it…”
2. The Course Of His Displeasure (1b) “…displeased Jonah exceedingly,…”
3. The Conclusion Of His Displeasure (1c) “…and he was very angry.”

B. The Strange Prayer In His Anger (2)
1. Jonah Revealed What He Feared About God While In Israel (2a)
“And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country?…”
2. Jonah Revealed Why He Fled From God In Israel (2b) “…Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish:…”
3. Jonah Revealed What He Found Out About God In Israel (2c-2g)
a. He Knew He Was A God Of Pardon (2c) “…for I knew that thou art a gracious God,…”
b. He Knew He Was A God Of Pity (2d) “…and merciful,…”
c. He Knew He Was A God Of Patience (2e) “slow to anger,”
d. He Knew He Was A God Of Philanthropy (2f) “…and of great kindness,…”
e. He Knew He Was A God Of Principal (2g) “…and repentest thee of the evil.”

II. Jonah Had A Problem With His Pity (Vs. 3-4)

A. A Foolish Request For Death (3a-3c)
1. The Basis For Jonah’s Request (3a) “Therefore…”
2. The Boldness In His Request (3b) “…now, O Lord,
3. The Begging In His Request (3c) “…take, I beseech thee, my life from me;…”

B. A False Reasoning From Despair (3d) “…for it is better for me to die than to live.”

C. A Firm Rebuke From Deity (4) “Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?”

III. Jonah Had A Problem With Priorities (Vs. 5-8)

A. The Prejudiced Prophet (5)
1. The Prominent Position He Assumed (5a) “So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city,…”
2. The Personal Protection He Assembled (5b-5c)
a. His Constructed Shelter (5b) “and there made him a booth,…”
b. His Comfortable Shade (5c) “and sat under it in the shadow,”
3. The Presumptuous Purpose He Advanced (5d) “…till he might see what would become of the city.”
B. The Prepared Plant (6)
1. The Gourd (6a) “And the Lord God prepared a gourd,…”
2. The Growth (6b) “…and made it to come up over Jonah,…”
3. The Gift (6c)
a. The Pleasure In The Gourd (6c) “…that it might be a shadow over his head,
b. The Purpose Of The Gourd (6d) “…to deliver him from his grief….”
4. The Gladness (6d) “…So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.” C. The Prepared Pest (7)