Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
In the heart
From that time on Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised." And they became greatly distressed.
and saying, "You who can destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are God's Son, come down from the cross!"
Jesus replied, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up again."
In the heart
Enemies seek to destroy my life, but they will descend into the depths of the earth.
and said, "I called out to the Lord from my distress, and he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried out for help, and you heard my prayer.
1 Kings 13:3
That day he also announced a sign, "This is the sign the Lord has predetermined: The altar will be split open and the ashes on it will fall to the ground."
For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation.
So they left the town and began coming to him.