1 H1697 Now the word H3068 of the LORD H3124 came unto Jonah H1121 the son H573 of Amittai H559 , saying [H8800] ,
2 H6965 Arise [H8798] H3212 , go [H8798] H5210 to Nineveh H1419 , that great H5892 city H7121 , and cry [H8798] H7451 against it; for their wickedness H5927 is come up [H8804] H6440 before me.
3 H3124 But Jonah H6965 rose up [H8799] H1272 to flee [H8800] H8659 unto Tarshish H6440 from the presence H3068 of the LORD H3381 , and went down [H8799] H3305 to Joppa H4672 ; and he found [H8799] H591 a ship H935 going [H8802] H8659 to Tarshish H5414 : so he paid [H8799] H7939 the fare H3381 thereof, and went down [H8799] H935 into it, to go [H8800] H8659 with them unto Tarshish H6440 from the presence H3068 of the LORD.
4 H3068 But the LORD H2904 sent out [H8689] H1419 a great H7307 wind H3220 into the sea H1419 , and there was a mighty H5591 tempest H3220 in the sea H591 , so that the ship H2803 was like [H8765] H7665 to be broken [H8736] .
5 H4419 Then the mariners H3372 were afraid [H8799] H2199 , and cried [H8799] H376 every man H430 unto his god H2904 , and cast forth [H8686] H3627 the wares H591 that were in the ship H3220 into the sea H7043 , to lighten [H8687] H3124 it of them. But Jonah H3381 was gone down [H8804] H3411 into the sides H5600 of the ship H7901 ; and he lay [H8799] H7290 , and was fast asleep [H8735] .
6 H7227 So the shipmaster H2259 H7126 came [H8799] H559 to him, and said [H8799] H7290 unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper [H8737] H6965 ? arise [H8798] H7121 , call [H8798] H430 upon thy God H430 , if so be that God H6245 will think [H8691] H6 upon us, that we perish [H8799] not.
7 H559 And they said [H8799] H376 every one H7453 to his fellow H3212 , Come [H8798] H5307 , and let us cast [H8686] H1486 lots H3045 , that we may know [H8799] H7945 for whose cause H7451 this evil H5307 is upon us. So they cast [H8686] H1486 lots H1486 , and the lot H5307 fell [H8799] H3124 upon Jonah.
8 H559 Then said [H8799] H5046 they unto him, Tell [H8685] H7451 us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil H4399 is upon us; What is thine occupation H370 ? and whence H935 comest [H8799] H776 thou? what is thy country H5971 ? and of what people art thou?
9 H559 And he said [H8799] H5680 unto them, I am an Hebrew H3373 ; and I fear H3068 the LORD H430 , the God H8064 of heaven H6213 , which hath made [H8804] H3220 the sea H3004 and the dry land .
10 H582 Then were the men H1419 exceedingly H3374 H3372 afraid [H8799] H559 , and said [H8799] H6213 unto him, Why hast thou done [H8804] H582 this? For the men H3045 knew [H8804] H1272 that he fled [H8802] H6440 from the presence H3068 of the LORD H5046 , because he had told [H8689] them.
11 H559 Then said [H8799] H6213 they unto him, What shall we do [H8799] H3220 unto thee, that the sea H8367 may be calm [H8799] H3220 unto us? for the sea H1980 wrought [H8802] H5590 , and was tempestuous [H8802] .
12 H559 And he said [H8799] H5375 unto them, Take me up [H8798] H2904 , and cast me forth [H8685] H3220 into the sea H3220 ; so shall the sea H8367 be calm [H8799] H3045 unto you: for I know [H8802] H7945 that for my sake H1419 this great H5591 tempest is upon you.
13 H582 Nevertheless the men H2864 rowed hard [H8799] H7725 to bring [H8687] H3004 it to the land H3201 ; but they could [H8804] H3220 not: for the sea H1980 wrought [H8802] H5590 , and was tempestuous [H8802] against them.
14 H7121 Wherefore they cried [H8799] H3068 unto the LORD H559 , and said [H8799] H577 , We beseech thee H3068 , O LORD H6 , we beseech thee, let us not perish [H8799] H376 for this man's H5315 life H5414 , and lay [H8799] H5355 not upon us innocent [H8675] H5355 H1818 blood H3068 : for thou, O LORD H6213 , hast done [H8804] H2654 as it pleased [H8804] thee.
15 H5375 So they took up [H8799] H3124 Jonah H2904 , and cast him forth [H8686] H3220 into the sea H3220 : and the sea H5975 ceased [H8799] H2197 from her raging.
16 H582 Then the men H3372 feared [H8799] H3068 the LORD H1419 exceedingly H3374 H2076 , and offered [H8799] H2077 a sacrifice H3068 unto the LORD H5087 , and made [H8799] H5088 vows.