1611 King James Bible

Jonah 1

Jonah is sent to Nineveh, fleeth to Tarshish.

Jonah 1:1 Now the word of the LORD came vnto Ionah the sonne of Amittai, saying, Jonah 1:2 Arise, goe to Nineueh that great citie, and cry against it: for their wickednes is come vp before me. Jonah 1:3 But Ionah rose vp to flee vnto Tarshish, from the presence of the LORD, and went downe to Ioppa, and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he payed the fare thereof, and went downe into it, to goe with them vnto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

He is bewrayed by a tempest,

Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great winde into the sea, and there was a mightie tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Jonah 1:5 Then the Mariners were afraid, and cried euery man vnto his god, and cast foorth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: but Ionah was gone downe into the sides of the ship, and hee lay, and was fast asleepe. Jonah 1:6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said vnto him; What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, call vpon thy God, if so be that God wil thinke vpon vs, that we perish not. Jonah 1:7 And they said euery one to his fellow; Come, and let vs cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this euil [is] vpon vs. So they cast lots, and the lot fell vpon Ionah. Jonah 1:8 Then said they vnto him, Tel vs, we pray thee, for whose cause this euill [is] vpon vs: What [is] thine occupation? and whence commest thou? What is thy countrey? and of what people [art] thou? Jonah 1:9 And hee said vnto them, I [am] an Hebrew, and I feare the LORD the God of heauen, which hath made the sea, and the dry land. Jonah 1:10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and saide vnto him; Why hast thou done this? (for the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.)

thrown into the sea,

Jonah 1:11 Then said they vnto him, What shall we doe vnto thee, that the sea may be calme vnto vs? (for the sea wrought and was tempestuous.) Jonah 1:12 And he said vnto them, Take me vp, and cast mee foorth into the sea; so shall the sea be calme vnto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest [is] vpon you. Jonah 1:13 Neuerthelesse the men rowed hard to bring it to the land, but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them. Jonah 1:14 Wherefore they cried vnto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, We beseech thee, let vs not perish for this mans life, and lay not vpon vs, innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee. Jonah 1:15 So they tooke vp Ionah, and cast him foorth into the sea, and the sea ceased from her raging. Jonah 1:16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice vnto the LORD, and made vowes.

and swallowed by a fish.

Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow vp Ionah, and Ionah was in the belly of the fish three dayes, and three nights.

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