Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord
Now the word of the LORD came to a Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
"Arise, go to b Nineveh, that c great city, and cry out against it; for d their wickedness has come up before Me."
But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to e Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to f Tarshish g from the presence of the LORD.
But h the LORD sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up.
Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down i into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep.
So the captain came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, j call on your God; k perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; Now their own deeds have surrounded them; They are before My face.
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And we will cut wood from Lebanon, as much as you need; we will bring it to you in rafts by sea to Joppa, and you will carry it up to Jerusalem.
They also gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the permission which they had from Cyrus king of Persia.
At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
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The burden against Tyre. Wail, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, So that there is no house, no harbor; From the land of Cyprus it is revealed to them.
Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.
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So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
1 Samuel 24:3
So he came to the sheepfolds by the road, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to attend to his needs. ( David and his men were staying in the recesses of the cave.)
Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses.
Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him - A grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God?