Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble
As in a storm seafaring persons are used to do; so did Jonah's mariners, though Heathens, everyone cried to his god. With the Romans F15 tempests were reckoned deities, and had temples erected, and sacrifices offered to them; but these persons were such as knew and owned the true Jehovah, and called upon him in their distress: so did the apostles of Christ.
And he bringeth them out of their distresses;
by stilling the winds and the waves, causing them to proceed on their voyage with pleasure, and landing them safe on shore, as follows.