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Jonah 1

NLT 1 The gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: NIV 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: NLT 2 “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” NIV 2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me." NLT 3 But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the . He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the by sailing to Tarshish. NIV 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. NLT 4 But the hurled a powerful wind over the sea, causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart. NIV 4 Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. NLT 5 Fearing for their lives, the desperate sailors shouted to their gods for help and threw the cargo overboard to lighten the ship. But all this time Jonah was sound asleep down in the hold. NIV 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. NLT 6 So the captain went down after him. “How can you sleep at a time like this?” he shouted. “Get up and pray to your god! Maybe he will pay attention to us and spare our lives.” NIV 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." NLT 7 Then the crew cast lots to see which of them had offended the gods and caused the terrible storm. When they did this, the lots identified Jonah as the culprit. NIV 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. NLT 8 “Why has this awful storm come down on us?” they demanded. “Who are you? What is your line of work? What country are you from? What is your nationality?” NIV 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?" NLT 9 Jonah answered, “I am a Hebrew, and I worship the , the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land.” NIV 9 He answered, "I am a Hebrew and I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land." NLT 10 The sailors were terrified when they heard this, for he had already told them he was running away from the . “Oh, why did you do it?” they groaned. NIV 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.) NLT 11 And since the storm was getting worse all the time, they asked him, “What should we do to you to stop this storm?” NIV 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?" NLT 12 “Throw me into the sea,” Jonah said, “and it will become calm again. I know that this terrible storm is all my fault.” NIV 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." NLT 13 Instead, the sailors rowed even harder to get the ship to the land. But the stormy sea was too violent for them, and they couldn’t make it. NIV 13 Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before. NLT 14 Then they cried out to the , Jonah’s God. “O ,” they pleaded, “don’t make us die for this man’s sin. And don’t hold us responsible for his death. O , you have sent this storm upon him for your own good reasons.” NIV 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." NLT 15 Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once! NIV 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. NLT 16 The sailors were awestruck by the ’s great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him. NIV 16 At this the men greatly feared the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to him. NLT 17 Now the had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights. NIV 17 But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.