Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Jonah 1:17 in English Standard Version " 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." Mt 12:40 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. Mt 16:4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed. Lu 11:30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.