1 H1697 Now the word H3068 of the LORD H1961 came H3124 to Jonah H1121 the son H573 of Amittai, H559 saying,
2 H6965 Arise, H1980 go H5210 to Nineveh, H1419 that great H5892 city, H7121 and cry H5921 against H7451 it; for their wickedness H5927 is come H6440 up before me.
3 H3124 But Jonah H6965 rose H1272 up to flee H8659 to Tarshish H6440 from the presence H3068 of the LORD, H3381 and went H3381 down H3305 to Joppa; H4672 and he found H591 a ship H935 going H8659 to Tarshish: H5414 so he paid H7939 the fare H3381 thereof, and went H3381 down H935 into it, to go H8659 with them to Tarshish H6440 from the presence H3068 of the LORD.
4 H3068 But the LORD H2904 sent H1419 out a great H7307 wind H413 into H3220 the sea, H1419 and there was a mighty H5591 tempest H3220 in the sea, H591 so that the ship H2803 was like H7665 to be broken.
5 H4419 Then the mariners H3372 were afraid, H2199 and cried H430 every man to his god, H2904 and cast H2904 forth H3627 the wares H591 that were in the ship H413 into H3220 the sea, H7043 to lighten H3124 it of them. But Jonah H3381 was gone H3381 down H413 into H3411 the sides H5600 of the ship; H7901 and he lay, H7290 and was fast asleep.
6 H7227 So the shipmaster H2259 H7126 came H559 to him, and said H4100 to him, What H7290 mean you, O sleeper? H6965 arise, H7121 call H430 on your God, H194 if H430 so be that God H6245 will think H6 on us, that we perish not.
7 H559 And they said H376 every H376 one H7453 to his fellow, H3212 Come, H5307 and let us cast H1486 lots, H3045 that we may know H4310 for whose H7945 cause H2063 this H7451 evil H5307 is on us. So they cast H1486 lots, H1486 and the lot H5307 fell H3124 on Jonah.
8 H559 Then said H5046 they to him, Tell H4994 us, we pray H834 you, for whose H4310 H834 cause H2063 this H7451 evil H4100 is on us; What H4399 is your occupation? H370 and from where H935 come H4100 you? what H776 is your country? H335 and of what H2088 H5971 people are you?
9 H559 And he said H5680 to them, I am an Hebrew; H3373 and I fear H3068 the LORD, H430 the God H8064 of heaven, H834 which H6213 has made H3220 the sea H3004 and the dry H127 land.
10 H582 Then were the men H1419 exceedingly H3372 afraid, H559 and said H4100 to him. Why H6213 have you done H2063 this? H582 For the men H3045 knew H1272 that he fled H6440 from the presence H3068 of the LORD, H3588 because H5046 he had told them.
11 H559 Then said H4100 they to him, What H6213 shall we do H3220 to you, that the sea H8367 may be calm H3220 to us? for the sea H1980 worked, H5492 and was tempestuous.
12 H559 And he said H5375 to them, Take H2904 me up, and cast H2904 me forth H413 into H3220 the sea; H3220 so shall the sea H8367 be calm H3045 to you: for I know H7945 that for my sake H1419 this great H5591 tempest is on you.
13 H582 Nevertheless the men H2864 rowed H7725 hard to bring H3004 it to the land; H3201 but they could H3220 not: for the sea H1980 worked, H5492 and was tempestuous H5921 against them.
14Why they cried to the LORD, and said, We beseech you, O LORD, we beseech you, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not on us innocent blood: for you, O LORD, have done as it pleased you.
15 H5375 So they took H3124 up Jonah, H2904 and cast H2904 him forth H413 into H3220 the sea: H3220 and the sea H5975 ceased H2197 from her raging.
16 H582 Then the men H3372 feared H3068 the LORD H1419 exceedingly, H2076 and offered H2077 a sacrifice H3068 to the LORD, H5088 and made vows.