1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to Jonah son of Amittai:
2Kgs 14:25 Luke 11:29-30 Luke 11:32 Matt 16:4 Matt 12:39-41
2 'Up!' he said, 'Go to Nineveh, the great city, and proclaim to them that their wickedness has forced itself upon me.'
Gen 10:11 Nah 1:1 Zeph 2:13-15 2Kgs 19:36 Gen 18:20-21 Isa 58:1 Jonah 3:2
3 Jonah set about running away from Yahweh, and going to Tarshish. He went down to Jaffa and found a ship bound for Tarshish; he paid his fare and boarded it, to go with them to Tarshish, to get away from Yahweh.
Josh 19:46 Gen 4:16 Acts 9:36 Isa 23:1 Acts 26:19 Isa 23:6 Isa 23:10
4 But Yahweh threw a hurricane at the sea, and there was such a great storm at sea that the ship threatened to break up.
Ps 107:23-31 Acts 27:13-20 Amos 4:13 Matt 8:24-27 Ps 135:7 Exod 10:13 Exod 10:19
5 The sailors took fright, and each of them called on his own god, and to lighten the ship they threw the cargo overboard. Jonah, however, had gone below, had lain down in the hold and was fast asleep,
1Kgs 18:26 Acts 27:18-19 Acts 27:38 1Sam 24:3 Hos 7:14 Isa 44:17-20 Isa 45:20
6 when the boatswain went up to him and said, 'What do you mean by sleeping? Get up! Call on your god! Perhaps he will spare us a thought and not leave us to die.'
Jonah 3:9 2Sam 12:22 Amos 5:15 Ps 107:12-13 Acts 21:13 Eph 5:14 Esth 4:16
7 Then they said to each other, 'Come on, let us draw lots to find out who is to blame for bringing us this bad luck.' So they cast lots, and the lot pointed to Jonah.
Josh 7:10 1Sam 10:20-21 1Sam 14:41-42 Acts 1:23-26 Isa 41:6-7 Josh 7:13-18 Num 32:23
8 Then they said to him, 'Tell us, what is your business? Where do you come from? What is your country? What is your nationality?'
1Sam 30:13 Gen 47:3 1Sam 14:43 Josh 7:19 Jas 5:16
9 He replied, 'I am a Hebrew, and I worship Yahweh, God of Heaven, who made both sea and dry land.'
Neh 1:4 2Kgs 17:25 2Kgs 17:28 Ezra 1:2 Gen 14:13 Neh 9:6 Ps 95:5-6
10 The sailors were seized with terror at this and said, 'Why ever did you do this?' since they knew that he was trying to escape from Yahweh, because he had told them so.
Jonah 1:3 Job 27:22 2Sam 24:3 Dan 5:6-9 John 19:8 Josh 7:25
11 They then said, 'What are we to do with you, to make the sea calm down for us?' For the sea was growing rougher and rougher.
1Sam 6:2-3 2Sam 21:1-6 2Sam 24:11-13 Mic 6:6-7
12 He replied, 'Take me and throw me into the sea, and then it will calm down for you. I know it is my fault that this great storm has struck you.'
2Sam 24:17 1Chr 21:17 Acts 27:24 Eccl 9:18 John 11:50 Josh 7:12 Josh 7:20-21
13 The sailors rowed hard in an effort to reach the shore, but in vain, since the sea was growing rougher and rougher.
Prov 21:30 Job 34:29
14 So at last they called on Yahweh and said, 'O, Yahweh, do not let us perish for the sake of this man's life, and do not hold us responsible for causing an innocent man's death; for you, Yahweh, have acted as you saw fit.'
Deut 21:8 Ps 115:3 Ps 135:6 Dan 4:34-35 Jonah 1:16 Ps 107:28 Acts 28:4
15 And taking hold of Jonah they threw him into the sea; and the sea stopped raging.
Luke 8:24 Ps 107:29 Ps 89:9 Ps 93:3-4 2Sam 21:8-9 Josh 7:24-26 Matt 8:26
16 At this, the men were seized with dread of Yahweh; they offered a sacrifice to Yahweh and made vows to him.
Gen 8:20 Ps 50:14 Ps 107:22 2Kgs 5:17 Acts 5:11 Dan 4:34-37 Dan 6:26