7Eachmansaid to his mate, "Come, let us 1castlots so we may alearn on whoseaccountthiscalamity has struck us." So they castlots and the 2lotfell on Jonah.
Then they said to him, "3Tell us, now! On whose account has thiscalamity struck us? What is your 4occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? From whatpeople are you?"
He said to them, "I am a 5Hebrew, and I 6fear the LORD7God of heavenwho8made the sea and the dryland."
Then the menbecameextremelyfrightened and they said to him, "bHow could you dothis?" For the menknew that he was 9fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.