They that observe
A primitive root; properly to hedge
about (as with thorns), that is, guard
; generally to protect
, attend to
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 685
From the same as H7722
in the sense of desolating
), literally (ruin
) or morally (especially guile
); figuratively idolatry
(as false, subjectively), uselessness
(as deceptive, objectively; also adverbially in vain
; figuratively something transitory
; often used as an adverb.
A primitive root; to loosen
, that is, relinquish
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
their own mercy.
; by implication (towards God) piety
; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof
, or (subjectively) beauty
_ _ observe lying vanities regard or reverence idols, powerless to save (Psalms 31:6).
_ _ mercy Jehovah, the very idea of whom is identified now in Jonah’s mind with mercy and loving-kindness. As the Psalmist (Psalms 144:2) styles Him, “my goodness”; God who is to me all beneficence. Compare Psalms 59:17, “the God of my mercy,” literally, “my kindness-God.” Jonah had “forsaken His own mercy,” God, to flee to heathen lands where “lying vanities” (idols) were worshipped. But now, taught by his own preservation in conscious life in the fish’s belly, and by the inability of the mariners’ idols to lull the storm (Jonah 1:5), estrangement from God seems estrangement from his own happiness (Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13). Prayer has been restrained in Jonah’s case, so that he was “fast asleep” in the midst of danger, heretofore; but now prayer is the sure sign of his return to God.
They Whoever they are that depend upon idols. Mercy The Lord, who is to all that depend upon him, the fountain of living waters; who is an eternal fountain of mercy, and flows freely to all that wait for him.
They that observe lying (e) vanities forsake their own (f) mercy.
(e) Those that depend upon anything except on God alone.
(f) They refuse their own felicity, and that goodness which they would otherwise receive from God.
1 Samuel 12:21
And turn ye not aside: for [then should ye go
] after vain [things]
, which cannot profit
nor deliver; for they [are
2 Kings 17:15
And they rejected
his statutes, and his covenant
that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies
which he testified against them; and they followed vanity
, and became vain
, and went after the heathen that [were
] round about them, [concerning] whom
the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.
I have hated
them that regard lying
vanities: but I trust in the LORD.
Jeremiah 2:13 For my
people have committed two evils; they have forsaken
me the fountain
of living waters, [and
] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns
, that can hold no water.
But they are altogether
brutish and foolish: the stock
] a doctrine of vanities.
is brutish in [his] knowledge
: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is
] falsehood, and
] no breath in them. ... They [are
] the work of errors: in the
time of their visitation they shall perish.
O LORD, my strength
, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles
shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely
our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and [things
] no profit.
the graven image that the
maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher
of lies, that the maker of his work
trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? ... But the LORD [is
] in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him
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User-Posted Comments on Jonah 2:8
They that regard lying vanities are those who worship idols and other gods, etc.
And they who forsake their own mercy are those who forsake the promise God has given to always be there for them in time of need and in time of plenty.
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