Jonah 2:8


“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Jonah 2:8

“They that obserue lying vanities, forsake their owne mercy.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Jonah chapter 2

“"Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“The worshippers of false gods have given up their only hope.”
Basic English Bible

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”
Darby Bible

“When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto thy holy temple. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. ”
Webster's Bible

“Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”
World English Bible

“Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.”
Youngs Literal Bible

“ (2:9) They that regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible


Daniel's comment on 2015-08-18 16:19:28:

Jonah's prayer is a prophesy of Christ's descent into hell. This verse tells us that those who look to or depend on anyone or anything other than God will forfeit the Grace The gift that is salvation that could b Be theirs.


Cary 69's comment on 2015-04-05 18:59:41:

Some think lying vanities was Jonah listening to him going the opposite way then where God told him to Go. That is "LIARLAND ". Like Disney land. Oh! We will have fun. It 'll cost you! Check your billfold. Oh my, I 'm over my limit with God. He caused trouble it affected others. The knew he was the prophet Jonah. Then tossed him over...not a shark thank God or he would have been gone. Even in the whale, his minutes was numbered. Yes, God has everything under control. He couldn 't see....but he could FEEL, SMELL, HEAR BETTER NOW, THINK CLEARER NOW. BUT THE GOURD TREE OF God 's GRACIOUS kindness DIED. AFTER ALL HE STILL WAS DOING GOD 'S WILL OUT OF PROTEST. Finally God had a come to Jesus meeting with him. History records that Nineveh repented. But later rebelled. As Paul Harvey never said. That 's the end of the Story!


Nonye's comment on 2015-02-06 05:35:26:

I also think this verse means,we christians should not work according to our sensory perceptions,only then will our needed miracles manifest.For,the devil is liar!and everything he does has always been in opposition to what the word of God says about us.


Betty's comment on 2014-11-18 05:28:42:

i think it is giving attention to symptoms and circumstances, instead of believing God 's Word alone.


Johnson Odaji's comment on 2014-10-24 04:06:15:

Jonah 2 8 lying vanities is looking at the situation around you. Jonah was in a deep sheet and he refused to look at the circumstance surrounding him rather he make God his focus and contemplation.


Peter Yoila Neple's comment on 2014-08-09 07:51:33:

Jonah accepted his fault and God granted him mercy. If he had lied God won 't have pardoned him.


Charles Toworfe's comment on 2014-05-13 05:15:04:

A steadfast look at the crucified One will never look in vain at the great physician. Jesus Christ is the great physician. There is never a disease HE can not heal, there is never a problem HE can not solve and there is never a burden HE can not bear. Jesus Christ is the SOLUTION to all fundamental issues of life. Now observing lying vanities means the Christian is looking else where for help. In other words, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is lacking. The Christian is dwelling on the flesh thereby focuses on material help. The resultant effect is to miss Grace from the Lord for the pain in question.


Christy's comment on 2014-04-24 05:42:16:

Lying vanities are those things that we observe When we walk by sight ....We should focus on God but not on what we see or the circumstances around us. Just because you feel pain in your body it doesn 't mean that you are sick Isaiah 33 24, Isaiah 3 4 5 . Or just because you don 't have money in your bank account, it doesn 't mean that you are poor or broke 2 Cor 8 9 . We should walk by faith and not by sight. Believe on God 's word.


jim's comment on 2013-12-07 07:01:10:

when GOD speaks we must obey or he will put us in a place that we have to trust & obey in GOD not in self Jonah came to the end of himself he had no hope in saving his self it was the end when we come to that place in our lives we then are a candidate to be saved when we turn to GOD with a hole hart GOD use me don't refuse me


Christprisoner's comment on 2013-09-29 05:05:22:

Jonah 2:8 can mean, those who trust or have hope in the things of this world instead of God, reject and loose their own portion of mercy from God.


Vanity upon vanity all is vanity says the book of Eccl. We know by faith that wo's comment on 2013-09-22 23:53:18:

Looking for help where there is no help put us in more danger.


Tim's comment on 2013-09-19 08:41:10:

I think lying vanities are everything in this world that will leave and depart from us and help us on our path to hell. But our mercy is our savior who gave his life for us that we can have eternal life. If we take our eyes off him and focus on things around us or our circumstances we have a tendency to fall away from Him and His will for our life.


AtOneMent's comment on 2013-09-14 18:02:49:

They that obserue lying vanities, forsake their owne mercy.

Anything that goes before attention to God subjects a soul to the misery of sin and addiction in the absence of His Divine Love.


Bernard Smalls's comment on 2013-08-24 06:43:24:

2 Corinthians 5:7 says that we walk by faith not by sight. To 'observe' means to look at. If we are walking by faith, we are not focused on the circumstances, we are focused on the Word of God.


Mardijean's comment on 2013-07-28 06:17:30:

I have never heard of it before. It is used in a healing school I attend


Allie's comment on 2012-12-03 05:05:23:

"Lying vanities" can also be our feelings, .. intellect and emotions.


makeover's comment on 2012-09-26 14:33:37:

We should rely on God and not on things that promise more than they can deliver. God's mercy prevents the worst outcome of a situation, but because mercy is not tangible we often times forfiet mercy for things that we can touch right now, but if we rely upon mercy which we can only see in the aftermath; which only tells truth, we won't go wrong. Have faith in God and the things of God only and you can never go wrong.


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