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Jonah 1 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonas, the son of Amathi, saying: 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
2 Arise and go to Ninive, the great city, and preach in it: For the wickedness thereof is come up before me. 2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me."
3 And Jonas rose up to flee into Tharsis from the face of the Lord, and he went down to Joppe, and found a ship going to Tharsis: and he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tharsis from the face of the Lord, 3 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.
4 But the Lord sent a great wind to the sea: and a great tempest was raised in the sea, and the ship was in danger to be broken. 4 Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.
5 And the mariners were afraid, and the men cried to their god: and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: and Jonas went down into the inner part of the ship, and fell into a deep sleep. 5 All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep.
6 And the ship master came to him and said to him: Why art thou fast asleep? rise up call upon thy God, if so be that God will think of us that we may not perish. 6 The captain went to him and said, "How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us, and we will not perish."
7 And they said every one to his fellow: Come and let us cast lots, that we may know why this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonas. 7 Then the sailors said to each other, "Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity." They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.
8 And they said to him: Tell us for what cause this evil is upon us, what is thy business? of what country art thou? and whither goest thou? or of what people art thou? 8 So they asked him, "Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?"
9 And he said to them: I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord, and the God of heaven, who made both the sea and the dry land. 9 He answered, "I am a Hebrew and I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land."
10 And the men were greatly afraid, and they said to him: Why hast thou done this? (For the men knew that he fled from the face of the Lord: because he had told them.) 10 This terrified them and they asked, "What have you done?" (They knew he was running away from the LORD, because he had already told them so.)
11 And they said to him: What shall we do with thee, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea flowed and swelled. 11 The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, "What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?"
12 And he said to them: take me up, and cast me into the sea, and the sea shall be calm to you: for I know for my sake this great tempest is upon you. 12 "Pick me up and throw me into the sea," he replied, "and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you."
13 And the men rowed hard to return the land, but they were not able: because the sea tossed and swelled upon them. 13 Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before.
14 And they cried to the Lord, and said: We beseech thee, O Lord let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, oh Lord, hast done as it pleased thee. 14 Then they cried to the LORD, "O LORD, please do not let us die for taking this man's life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, O LORD, have done as you pleased."
15 And they took Jonas, and cast him into the sea, and the sea ceased from raging. 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.
16 And the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and sacrificed victims to the Lord, and made vows. 16 At this the men greatly feared the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to him.
17 (2-1) Now the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonas: and Jonas was in the belly of a fish for three days and three nights. 17 But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.