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Jonah 1

CEB 1 The LORD's word came to Jonah, Amittai's son: NRS 1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, CEB 2 "Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it, for their evil has come to my attention." NRS 2 "Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me." CEB 3 So Jonah got up—to flee to Tarshish from the LORD! He went down to Joppa and found a ship headed for Tarshish. He paid the fare and went aboard to go with them to Tarshish, away from the LORD. NRS 3 But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. CEB 4 But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, so that there was a great storm on the sea; the ship looked like it might be broken to pieces. NRS 4 But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and such a mighty storm came upon the sea that the ship threatened to break up. CEB 5 The sailors were terrified, and each one cried out to his god. They hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to make it lighter. Now Jonah had gone down into the hold of the vessel to lie down and was deep in sleep. NRS 5 Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried to his god. They threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten it for them. Jonah, meanwhile, had gone down into the hold of the ship and had lain down, and was fast asleep. CEB 6 The ship's officer came and said to him, "How can you possibly be sleeping so deeply? Get up! Call on your god! Perhaps the god will give some thought to us so that we won't perish." NRS 6 The captain came and said to him, "What are you doing sound asleep? Get up, call on your god! Perhaps the god will spare us a thought so that we do not perish." CEB 7 Meanwhile, the sailors said to each other, "Come on, let's cast lots so that we might learn who is to blame for this evil that's happening to us." They cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. NRS 7 The sailors said to one another, "Come, let us cast lots, so that we may know on whose account this calamity has come upon us." So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. CEB 8 So they said to him, "Tell us, since you're the cause of this evil happening to us: What do you do and where are you from? What's your country and of what people are you?" NRS 8 Then they said to him, "Tell us why this calamity has come upon us. What is your occupation? Where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?" CEB 9 He said to them, "I'm a Hebrew. I worship the LORD, the God of heaven—who made the sea and the dry land." NRS 9 "I am a Hebrew," he replied. "I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land." CEB 10 Then the men were terrified and said to him, "What have you done?" (The men knew that Jonah was fleeing from the LORD, because he had told them.) NRS 10 Then the men were even more afraid, and said to him, "What is this that you have done!" For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them so. CEB 11 They said to him, "What will we do about you so that the sea will become calm around us?" (The sea was continuing to rage.) NRS 11 Then they said to him, "What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?" For the sea was growing more and more tempestuous. CEB 12 He said to them, "Pick me up and hurl me into the sea! Then the sea will become calm around you. I know it's my fault that this great storm has come upon you." NRS 12 He said to them, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you; for I know it is because of me that this great storm has come upon you." CEB 13 The men rowed to reach dry land, but they couldn't manage it because the sea continued to rage against them. NRS 13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring the ship back to land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more stormy against them. CEB 14 So they called on the LORD, saying, "Please, LORD, don't let us perish on account of this man's life, and don't blame us for innocent blood! You are the LORD: whatever you want, you can do." NRS 14 Then they cried out to the Lord, "Please, O Lord, we pray, do not let us perish on account of this man's life. Do not make us guilty of innocent blood; for you, O Lord, have done as it pleased you." CEB 15 Then they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased its raging. NRS 15 So they picked Jonah up and threw him into the sea; and the sea ceased from its raging. CEB 16 The men worshipped the LORD with a profound reverence; they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made solemn promises. NRS 16 Then the men feared the Lord even more, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows. CEB 17 Meanwhile, the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah. Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights. NRS 17 But the Lord provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

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