Jonah Is Thrown into the Sea

Jonah 1

7 And they said to one another, "Come, let us n cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us." So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 Then they said to him, "Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?" 9 And he said to them, "I am a Hebrew, and I fear o the Lord, the God of heaven, p who made the sea and the dry land." 10 Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him, "What is this that you have done!" For the men knew that h he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.

11 Then they said to him, "What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?" For the sea grew more and more tempestuous. 12 He said to them, "Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you, q for I know it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you." 13 Nevertheless, the men rowed hard 1 to get back to dry land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them. 14 Therefore they called out to the Lord, "O Lord, let us not perish for this man's life, and r lay not on us innocent blood, s for you, O Lord, have done as it pleased you." 15 So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, t and the sea ceased from its raging. 16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, u and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord v and made vows.

  1. Cross References
    Judges 20:9
    But now this is what we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by lot.
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 11:13
    And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 146:6
    Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever.
  4. Cross References
    Jonah 1:3
    But Jonah rose 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 the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.
  5. Cross References
    Joshua 7:20
    And Achan answered Joshua, "Truly I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I did:
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 21:8
    Accept atonement, O Lord, for your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and do not set the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of your people Israel, so that their blood guilt be atoned for.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 115:3
    Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 65:7
    Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.
    Luke 8:24
    And they went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm.
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 8:20
    Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
    Genesis 31:54
    And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the hill country and called his kinsmen to eat bread. They ate bread and spent the night in the hill country.
  10. Cross References
    Jonah 2:9
    But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!
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