Jonah 1:5; Jonah 1:7; Jonah 1:10; Jonah 1:13-14; Jonah 1:16; Jonah 3:5; Jonah 3:8
Then the sailors became afraid and every man cried to his god, and they threw the cargo which was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship, lain down and fallen sound asleep.
Each man said to his mate, "Come, let us cast lots so we may learn on whose account this calamity has struck us." So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.
Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, "How could you do this?" For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD , because he had told them.
However, the men rowed desperately to return to land but they could not, for the sea was becoming even stormier against them.
Then they called on the LORD and said, "We earnestly pray, O LORD , do not let us perish on account of this man's life and do not put innocent blood on us; for You, O LORD , have done as You have pleased."
Then the men feared the LORD greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.
Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them.
"But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his hands.