Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: Jonah
Chapters: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 ·

Jonah was a native of Galilee, 2Ki 14:25. His miraculous
deliverance from out of the Fish, rendered him a Type of our
blessed Lord, who mentions it, So as to show the certain Truth
of the narrative. All that was done was easy to the almighty
power of the Author and Sustainer of Life. This Book shows us,
By the Example of the Ninevites, how great are the Divine
forbearance and long-suffering towards sinners. It shows a most
striking contrast between the Goodness and Mercy of God, and the
rebellion, impatience, and peevishness of his servant; and it
will be best understood By those who are most acquainted with
their own hearts.