Thematic Bible

Jonah 1:1 (show verse)

And the word of Yahweh came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

Jonah 1:2 (show verse)

"Get up! Go to the great city Nineveh and cry out against her, because their evil has come up {before me}."

Jonah 1:3 (show verse)

But Jonah set out to flee toward Tarshish from {the presence of} Yahweh. And he went down [to] Joppa and found a merchant ship going [to] Tarshish, and paid her fare, and went on board her to go with them toward Tarshish from {the presence of} Yahweh.

Jonah 1:4 (show verse)

And Yahweh hurled a great wind upon the sea, and it was a great storm on the sea, and the merchant ship {was in danger of breaking up}.

Jonah 1:5 (show verse)

And the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they threw the {contents} that were in the merchant ship into the sea to lighten it for them. And [meanwhile] Jonah went down into the hold of the vessel and lay down and fell asleep.

Jonah 1:6 (show verse)

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!"

Jonah 1:7 (show verse)

And they said {to one another}, "Come, let us cast lots so that we may know on whose account this disaster [has come] on us!" And they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.

Jonah 1:8 (show verse)

So they said to him, "Please tell us whoever [is responsible that] this disaster [has come] upon us! What [is] your occupation? And from where do you come? What [is] your country? And from which people [are] you?"

Jonah 1:9 (show verse)

And he said to them, "I [am] a Hebrew, and I fear Yahweh, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land."

Jonah 1:10 (show verse)

Then the men {were greatly afraid}, and they said to him, "What [is] this you have done?" because they knew that he [was] fleeing {from the presence of} Yahweh (because he had told them).

Jonah 1:11 (show verse)

So they said to him, "What shall we do to you so that the sea may quiet down for us?" because the sea {was growing more and more tempestuous}.

Jonah 1:12 (show verse)

And he said to them, "Pick me up and hurl me into the sea so that the sea may quiet down for you, because I know that on account of me this great storm [has come] upon you all."

Jonah 1:13 (show verse)

But the men rowed [hard] to bring [the ship] back to the dry land, and they could not [do so] because the sea {was growing more and more tempestuous} against them.

Jonah 1:14 (show verse)

So they cried out to Yahweh, and they said, "O Yahweh! Please do not let us perish because of this man's life, and {do not make us guilty of innocent blood}, because you, O Yahweh, did what you wanted."

Jonah 1:15 (show verse)

And they picked Jonah up and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging.

Jonah 1:16 (show verse)

So the men feared Yahweh {greatly}, and they offered a sacrifice to Yahweh and {made} vows.

Jonah 1:17 (show verse)

And Yahweh provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.