This is the word of the LORD that came to Jonah, son of Amittai:
"Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it;
their wickedness has come up before me."
But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish away from the LORD.
away from the LORD.
the ship was on the point of breaking up.
Mariners - God
Then the mariners became frightened and each one cried to his god.
To lighten the ship for themselves, they threw its cargo into the sea.
and lay there fast asleep.
The captain came to him and said, "What are you doing asleep?
Rise - God
Rise up, call upon your God!
Perhaps God will be mindful of us so that we may not perish."
Account - Misfortune
to find out on whose account we have met with this misfortune."
So they cast lots, and thus singled out Jonah.
"Tell us," they said,...
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