And they said every one to his fellow,Come , and let us castlots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they castlots, and the lotfell upon Jonah.8
Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whencecomest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?
And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD,a the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
Then were the menexceedinglybafraid , and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the menknew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.