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THE

HISTORY OF JONAH,

FOR

CHILDREN AND YOUTH;

DESIGNED ALSO AS AN AID

TO FAMILIAR BIBLICAL EXPOSITION IN FAMILIES,

SABBATH SCHOOLS, AND BIBLE CLASSES.

BY REV. T. H. GALLAUDET,
Late Principal of the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb.

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PUBLISHED BY THE

AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW-YORK.

D. Fanshaw, Printer.

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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, by CROCKER & BREWSTER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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before the power of God. They worship him for

his goodness. How much more grateful to God

ought we to be. The meaning of sacrifices. Christ

the great sacrifice. A dreadful punishment will

overtake the impenitent.

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CHAP. VIII.—God is very merciful to the penitent.

He designed to save Jonah. Why God afflicts us. A

great fish prepared by God to swallow Jonah. Ob-

jections to this answered. Miracles explained. 58

CHAP. IX.-Jonah swallowed by the fish. He prays to

God. Duty and nature of prayer in time of danger.

Explanation of Jonah's prayer. Afflictions are very

distressing when they are marks of God's displea-

sure against our sins.

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CHAP. X.-Jonah almost in despair. Yet he hopes in

the mercy of God. He looks toward the temple of

God at Jerusalem. Do we love the house of God?

God can deliver from the greatest danger. God is

very kind to listen to our prayers.

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CHAP. XI.—Jonah is happy in trusting in the true God.

The idols of the heathen are lying vanities. Duty

of sending the Gospel to the heathen. Jonah vows a

sacrifice of thanksgiving. How ought we to show

our gratitude to God?

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Chap. XII.—The fish casts Jonah out upon the land.

God does many things, the manner of doing which

He clothes himself in sackcloth. He and the nobles

decree that there shall be a general fast.

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CHAP. XVI.—The people are directed to pray, as well

as to fast. They willingly obey the decree. A great

change in their conduct. God spares Nineveh. The

duty of fasting, and of having seasons of public

fasting, humiliation and prayer.

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CHAP. XVII.- Jonah is very angry that the Nine-

vites are to be spared. Reasons of his feeling so.

God's expostulation with Jonah. We should never

feel ashamed while doing our duty. Jonah goes

out of the city, builds a booth, and sits under it, to

wait and see the fate of Nineveh. God prepares a

gourd to overshadow Jonah.

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Chap. XVIII.-- Jonah exceedingly glad of the gourd.

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