Matthew 12:40
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English Standard Version
For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

King James Bible
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

American Standard Version
for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as Jonas was in the whale's belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.

English Revised Version
for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Weymouth New Testament
For just as Jonah was three days in the sea-monster's belly, so will the Son of Man be three days in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 12:40 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The whale (τοῦ κήτους)

A general term for a sea-monster.

Matthew 12:40 Parallel Commentaries

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as.

Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

so.

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show to his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem...

Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

Matthew 27:40,63,64 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross...

John 2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

in the heart.

Psalm 63:9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Jonah 2:2-6 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice...

Cross References
2 Kings 14:25
He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher.

Jonah 1:17
And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Matthew 8:20
And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."

Matthew 12:8
For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."

Matthew 16:21
From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.

Matthew 28:6
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.

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