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Jonah 1 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
2 "Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because their wickedness has confronted Me." 2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me."
3 However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord's presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish, from the Lord's presence. 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 Then the Lord hurled a violent wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose on the sea that the ship threatened to break apart. 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 The sailors were afraid, and each cried out to his god. They threw the ship's cargo into the sea to lighten the load. Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down to the lowest part of the vessel and had stretched out and fallen 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 The captain approached him and said, "What are you doing sound asleep? Get up! Call to your god. Maybe this god will consider us, and we won't 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 "Come on!" the sailors said to each other. "Let's cast lots. Then we will know who is to blame for this trouble we're in." So they cast lots, and the lot singled out 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 Then they said to him, "Tell us who is to blame for this trouble we're in. What is your business and where are you from? What is your country and what people are you from?" 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 He answered them, "I am a Hebrew. I worship Yahweh, the God of the heavens, 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 Then the men were even more afraid and said to him, "What is this you've done?" For the men knew he was fleeing from the Lord's presence, 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 So they said to him, "What should we do to you to calm this sea that's against us?" For the sea was getting worse and worse. 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 He answered them, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea so it may quiet down for you, for I know that I'm to blame for this violent storm that is against 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 Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to get back to dry land, but they could not because the sea was raging against them more and more. 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 So they called out to the Lord: "Please, Yahweh, don't let us perish because of this man's life, and don't charge us with innocent blood! For You, Yahweh, have done just as You pleased." 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 Then they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea stopped its raging. 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.
16 The men feared the Lord even more, and they offered a sacrifice 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 Then the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in 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.