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Jonah 1
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Jonah Runs from the Lord

1The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai:H1697H3068H3124H1121H573H559 2“Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.”H6965H3212H5210H1419H5892H7121H7451H5927H6440 3But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the Lord by sailing to Tarshish.H3124H6965H1272H8659H6440H3068H3381H3305H4672H591H935H8659H5414H7939H3381H935H8659H6440H3068 4But the Lord hurled a powerful wind over the sea, causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart.H3068H2904H1419H7307H3220H1419H5591H3220H591H2803H7665 5Fearing for their lives, the desperate sailors shouted to their gods for help and threw the cargo overboard to lighten the ship. But all this time Jonah was sound asleep down in the hold.H4419H3372H2199H376H430H2904H3627H591H3220H7043H3124H3381H3411H5600H7901H7290 6So the captain went down after him. “How can you sleep at a time like this?” he shouted. “Get up and pray to your god! Maybe he will pay attention to us and spare our lives.”H7227H2259H7126H559H7290H6965H7121H430H430H6245H6 7Then the crew cast lots to see which of them had offended the gods and caused the terrible storm. When they did this, the lots identified Jonah as the culprit.H559H376H7453H3212H5307H1486H3045H7945H7451H5307H1486H1486H5307H3124 8“Why has this awful storm come down on us?” they demanded. “Who are you? What is your line of work? What country are you from? What is your nationality?”H559H5046H7451H4399H370H935H776H5971 9Jonah answered, “I am a Hebrew, and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land.”H559H5680H3373H3068H430H8064H6213H3220H3004 10The sailors were terrified when they heard this, for he had already told them he was running away from the Lord. “Oh, why did you do it?” they groaned.H582H1419H3374H3372H559H6213H582H3045H1272H6440H3068H5046 11And since the storm was getting worse all the time, they asked him, “What should we do to you to stop this storm?”H559H6213H3220H8367H3220H1980H5590 12“Throw me into the sea,” Jonah said, “and it will become calm again. I know that this terrible storm is all my fault.”H559H5375H2904H3220H3220H8367H3045H7945H1419H5591 13Instead, the sailors rowed even harder to get the ship to the land. But the stormy sea was too violent for them, and they couldn’t make it.H582H2864H7725H3004H3201H3220H1980H5590 14Then they cried out to the Lord, Jonah’s God. “O Lord,” they pleaded, “don’t make us die for this man’s sin. And don’t hold us responsible for his death. O Lord, you have sent this storm upon him for your own good reasons.”H7121H3068H559H577H3068H6H376H5315H5414H5355H1818H3068H6213H2654 15Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once!H5375H3124H2904H3220H3220H5975H2197 16The sailors were awestruck by the Lord’s great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him.H582H3372H3068H1419H3374H2076H2077H3068H5087H5088 17Now the Lord had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.H3068H4487H1419H1709H1104H3124H3124H4578H1709H7969H3117H7969H3915


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