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1 And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jonah son of Amittai, saying: 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
2 `Rise, go unto Nineveh, the great city, and proclaim against it that their wickedness hath 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 Jonah riseth to flee to Tarshish from the face of Jehovah, and goeth down [to] Joppa, and findeth a ship going [to] Tarshish, and he giveth its fare, and goeth down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the face of Jehovah. 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 And Jehovah hath cast a great wind on the sea, and there is a great tempest in the sea, and the ship hath reckoned 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 are afraid, and cry each unto his god, and cast the goods that [are] in the ship into the sea, to make [it] light of them; and Jonah hath gone down unto the sides of the vessel, and he lieth down, and is fast asleep. 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 chief of the company draweth near to him, and saith to him, `What -- to thee, O sleeper? rise, call unto thy God, it may be God doth bethink himself of us, and we do 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 say each unto his neighbour, `Come, and we cast lots, and we know on whose account this evil [is] on us.' And they cast lots, and the lot falleth on Jonah. 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 say unto him, `Declare to us, we pray thee, on what account this evil [is] on us? what [is] thine occupation, and whence comest thou? what [is] thy country, seeing thou art not of this people?' 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 saith unto them, `A Hebrew I [am], and Jehovah, God of the heavens, I am reverencing, who made 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 fear a great fear, and say unto him, `What [is] this thou hast done!' for the men have known that from the face of Jehovah he is fleeing, for he hath 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 say unto him, `What do we do to thee that the sea may cease from us, for the sea is more and more tempestuous?' 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 saith unto them, `Lift me up, and cast me into the sea, and the sea doth cease from you; for I know that on my account 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 row to turn back unto the dry land, and are not able, for the sea is more and more tempestuous against 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 cry unto Jehovah, and say, `We pray Thee, O Jehovah, let us not, we pray Thee, perish for this man's life, and do not lay on us innocent blood, for Thou, Jehovah, as Thou hast pleased, Thou hast done.' 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 lift up Jonah, and cast him into the sea, and the sea ceaseth from its raging; 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.
16 and the men fear Jehovah -- a great fear, and sacrifice a sacrifice to Jehovah, and vow vows. 16 At this the men greatly feared the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to him.
17 And Jehovah appointeth a great fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah is in the bowels of the fish 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.