Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Jonah 2:10 - 2:10

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Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Jonah 2:10 - 2:10

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“Then Jehovah spake to the fish, and it vomited Jonah upon the dry land.”

The nature of God's speaking, or commanding, may be inferred from the words וְיָּקֵא וגו. Cyril explains the thought correctly thus: The whale is again impelled by a certain divine and secret power of God, being moved to that which seems good to Him.” The land upon which Jonah was vomited was, of course, the coast of Palestine, probably the country near Joppa. According to Jon 2:1, this took place on the third day after he had been swallowed by the fish.