Bishops' Bible

Jonah 1

Jonah is sent to Nineveh, fleeth to Tarshish.

Jonah 1:1 The worde of the Lorde came vnto Ionas the sonne of Amittai, saying: Jonah 1:2 Aryse, & go to Niniue that great citie, and crye against it: for their wickednesse is come vp before me. Jonah 1:3 And Ionas rose vp to flee into Tharsis from the presence of the Lorde, and went downe to Ioppa, and founde a ship going to Tharsis: so he payed his fare, and went downe into it, that he might go with them vnto Tharsis from the presence of the Lorde.

He is bewrayed by a tempest,

Jonah 1:4 But the Lorde sent out a great winde into the sea, and there was a mightie tempest in the sea, so that the shippe was in daunger of splitting in sunder. Jonah 1:5 Then the maryners were afrayde, and cryed euery man vnto his God, and cast the wares that were in the shippe into the sea, to lighten it of them: but Ionas was gone downe into the sides of the shippe, & he laye downe sleeping. Jonah 1:6 And the shippe maister came to him, and saide: What meanest thou sleeper? Up, and call vpon thy God, if so be that God wyl shine vnto vs, that we perishe not. Jonah 1:7 And they saide euery one to his felow, Come, let vs cast lottes: that we may know for whose cause this euil is on vs. And they cast lottes: and the lotte fel on Ionas. Jonah 1:8 Then saide they vnto him: Tell vs for whose cause is this euill come vpon vs? what is thyne occupation? whence camest thou? what countrey man art thou, and of what nation? Jonah 1:9 And he aunswered them: I am an Hebrue, and I feare the Lorde God of heauen, which hath made the sea, and the drye lande. Jonah 1:10 Then were the men exceedingly afraide, & saide vnto him: Why hast thou done this? (for the men knewe that he fled from the presence of the Lorde, because he had tolde them.)

thrown into the sea,

Jonah 1:11 And they saide vnto him: What shal we do vnto thee, that the sea may be calme vnto vs? For the sea wrought and was troublous. Jonah 1:12 And he saide vnto them, Take me, and cast me into the sea, and the sea shalbe calme vnto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is vpon you. Jonah 1:13 Neuerthelesse, the men assayed with rowing to bring the shippe to lande, but they could not, because the sea wrought, and was troublous against them. Jonah 1:14 Wherfore they cryed vnto the Lorde, and saide: We beseche thee O Lord, we beseche thee, let not vs perishe for this mans lyfe, and lay not to our charge innocent blood: for thou O Lorde hast done as it pleased thee. Jonah 1:15 So they toke vp Ionas, and cast him into the sea, and the sea left raging. Jonah 1:16 And the men feared the Lorde exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice vnto the Lorde, and made vowes.

and swallowed by a fish.

Jonah 1:17 And the Lorde prepared a great fishe to swalowe vp Ionas: & Ionas was in the belly of the fishe three dayes and three nightes.

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