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