Jonah Is Thrown into the Sea

Jonah 1

7 And they said to one another, "Come, let us l cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this trouble has come upon us." So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 Then they said to him, m "Please tell us! For whose cause is this trouble upon us? What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?" 9 So he said to them, "I am a Hebrew; and I fear 1 the LORD, the God of heaven, n who made the sea and the dry land." 10 Then the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to him, "Why have you done this?" For the men knew that he fled 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 be calm for us?" - for the sea was growing more tempestuous. 12 And he said to them, o "Pick me up and 2 throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me." 13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to return to land, p but they could not, for the sea continued to grow more tempestuous against them. 14 Therefore they cried out to the LORD and said, "We pray, O LORD, please do not let us perish for this man's life, and q do not charge us with innocent blood; for You, O LORD, r have done as it pleased You." 15 So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, s and the sea ceased from its raging. 16 Then the men t feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD and took vows.

  1. Cross References
    Joshua 7:14
    In the morning therefore you shall be brought according to your tribes. And it shall be that the tribe which the LORD takes shall come according to families; and the family which the LORD takes shall come by households; and the household which the LORD takes shall come man by man.
    1 Samuel 14:41
    Therefore Saul said to the LORD God of Israel, "Give a perfect lot." So Saul and Jonathan were taken, but the people escaped.
    1 Samuel 14:42
    And Saul said, "Cast lots between my son Jonathan and me." So Jonathan was taken.
    Proverbs 16:33
    The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.
  2. Cross References
    Joshua 7:19
    Now Joshua said to Achan, "My son, I beg you, give glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession to Him, and tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.
    1 Samuel 14:43
    Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." And Jonathan told him, and said, "I only tasted a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand. So now I must die!
  3. Cross References
    Nehemiah 9:6
    You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You.
    Psalms 146:6
    Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever.
    Acts 17:24
    God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
  4. Cross References
    John 11:50
    "nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish."
  5. Cross References
    Proverbs 21:30
    There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 21:8
    Provide atonement, O LORD, for Your people Israel, whom You have redeemed, and do not lay innocent blood to the charge of Your people Israel.' And atonement shall be provided on their behalf for the blood.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 115:3
    But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.
    Daniel 4:35
    All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 89:9
    You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.
    Psalms 107:29
    He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
    Luke 8:24
    And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.
  9. Cross References
    Mark 4:41
    And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!
    Acts 5:11
    So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.
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