Matthew Bible

Jonah 1

Jonah is sent to Nineveh, fleeth to Tarshish.

Jonah 1:1 The worde of the Lorde came vnto Ionas þe sonne of Amithai, saying: Jonah 1:2 Aryse, and get the to Niniue that greate cyte: & preache vnto them, how that their wyckednes is come vp before me. Jonah 1:3 And Ionas made hym ready to fle vnto Tharsis from the presence of the Lord, and gat hym downe to Ioppa: where he founde a shyppe ready for to go vnto Tharsis. So he payde his fare, & wente aborde, that he myght go wyth them vnto Tharsis, from the presence of the Lorde.

He is bewrayed by a tempest,

Jonah 1:4 But the Lorde hurled a greate wynde into the sea, and there was a myghtye tempest in the sea: so that the shippe was in ieoperdy of goinge in peces. Jonah 1:5 Then the maryners were afrayde, & cryed euery man vnto hys God: & the goodes þt were in the shyppe, they cast in to the sea, to lyghten it of them. But Ionas gat hym vnder þe hatches, where he layed hym downe and slombred. Jonah 1:6 So the master of the shyppe came to hym and sayde vnto hym: why slomberest thou? Vp, call vpon thy God: yf God (happely) wil thyncke vpon vs, that we peryshe not. Jonah 1:7 And they sayde one to another: come, lett vs cast lottes: that we maye knowe, for whose cause we are thus troubled. And so they cast lottes, and the lot fell vpon Ionas. Jonah 1:8 Then sayde they vnto him: tel vs, for whose cause are we thus troubled? what is thyne occupacyon? whence commest thou? what countre man art thou, and of what nacyon? Jonah 1:9 He answered them: I am an Ebreue, and I feare the Lorde God of heauen, whych made both the sea & drye lande. Jonah 1:10 Then where þe men exceadingly afrayed, & sayde vnto hym: why didest thou so? (for they knewe, that he was fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had tolde them)

thrown into the sea,

Jonah 1:11 & sayde moreouer vnto hym: What shal we do vnto the, that the sea maye ceasse from troubling vs? (for þe sea wrought & was troublous) Jonah 1:12 he answered them: Take me, and cast me in to the sea, so shall it let you be in rest: for I wote, it is for my sake, that this great tempest is come vpon you. Jonah 1:13 Neuerthelesse, the men assayed with rouwynge, to bringe the shyppe to lande: but it wolde not be, because the sea wrought so, and was so troublous agaynst them. Jonah 1:14 Wherfore they cryed vnto þe Lord, & sayde: O Lord lett vs not perish for this mans death, nether laye thou innocent bloude vnto oure charge: for thou, O Lorde, hast done, euen as thy pleasure was. Jonah 1:15 So they toke Ionas, & cast hym in to the sea, & the sea left ragyng. Jonah 1:16 And the men feared the Lorde exceadingly, doyng sacrifices and makinge vowes vnto the Lorde.

and swallowed by a fish.

Jonah 1:17 Bvt the Lorde prepared a greate fyshe, to swalow vp Ionas. So was Ionas in the bely of the fysh, thre dayes & thre nightes.

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