Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So the captain approached him and said, “How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish.”

King James Version

So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

Holman Bible

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.”

International Standard Version

So the captain approached him, and told him, "What are you doing asleep? Get up! Call on your gods! Maybe your god will think about us so we won't die!"

A Conservative Version

So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, What do thou mean, O sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we not perish.

American Standard Version

So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

Amplified

So the captain came up to him and said, “How can you stay asleep? Get up! Call on your god! Perhaps your god will give a thought to us so that we will not perish.”

Bible in Basic English

And the ship's captain came to him and said to him, What are you doing sleeping? Up! say a prayer to your God, if by chance God will give a thought to us, so that we may not come to destruction.

Darby Translation

And the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, sleeper? arise, call upon thy God; perhaps God will think upon us, that we perish not.

Julia Smith Translation

And the chief sailor will draw near to him and say to him, What to thee, thou snoring? Arise, and call to thy God; perhaps thy God will work for us and we shall not perish.

King James 2000

So the captain came to him, and said unto him, What mean you, O sleeper? arise, call upon your God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the captain of the ship approached him and said to him, "Why are you {sound asleep}? Get up! Call on your god! Perhaps [your] god will take notice of us and we won't perish!"

Modern King James verseion

And the chief of the seaman came to him and said to him, What is it to you, O sound sleeper? Arise, call upon your God! It may be that our god will notice us, and we will not perish.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the master of the ship came to him and said unto him, "Why slumberest thou? Up! And call unto thy god, that God may think on us, that we perish not."

NET Bible

The ship's captain approached him and said, "What are you doing asleep? Get up! Cry out to your god! Perhaps your god might take notice of us so that we might not die!"

New Heart English Bible

So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God. Maybe your God will notice us, so that we won't perish."

The Emphasized Bible

Then drew near unto him the shipmaster, and said to him, What meanest thou, O sound sleeper? Arise, cry unto thy God, Peradventure God will bethink himself of us, that we perish not.

Webster

So the ship-master came to him, and said to him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, it may be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

World English Bible

So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God! Maybe your God will notice us, so that we won't perish."

Youngs Literal Translation

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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So the shipmaster
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

קרב 
Qarab 
Usage: 280

to him, and said

Usage: 0

רדם 
Radam 
Usage: 7

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

if so be that God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

will think
עשׁת 
`ashath 
Usage: 2

upon us, that we perish
H6
אבד 
'abad 
Usage: 184

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Jonah Disobeys Yahweh

5 Then the sailors became afraid and every man cried to his god, and they threw the cargo which was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship, lain down and fallen sound asleep. 6 So the captain approached him and said, “How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish.” 7 Each man said to his mate, “Come, let us cast lots so we may learn on whose account this calamity has struck us.” So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.


Cross References

Jonah 3:9

Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish.”

2 Samuel 12:22

He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the Lord may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, love good,
And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Esther 4:16

“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”

Psalm 78:34

When He killed them, then they sought Him,
And returned and searched diligently for God;

Psalm 107:6

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He delivered them out of their distresses.

Psalm 107:12-13

Therefore He humbled their heart with labor;
They stumbled and there was none to help.

Psalm 107:18-20

Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.

Psalm 107:28-29

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.

Isaiah 3:15

“What do you mean by crushing My people
And grinding the face of the poor?”
Declares the Lord God of hosts.

Jeremiah 2:27-28

Who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’
And to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’
For they have turned their back to Me,
And not their face;
But in the time of their trouble they will say,
‘Arise and save us.’

Ezekiel 18:2

What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying,
The fathers eat the sour grapes,
But the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

Joel 2:11

The Lord utters His voice before His army;
Surely His camp is very great,
For strong is he who carries out His word.
The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome,
And who can endure it?

Mark 4:37-41

And there *arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.

Acts 21:13

Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

Romans 13:11

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

Ephesians 5:14

For this reason it says,
Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”

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