Jonah 1:4

“But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the Lord sent out a great winde into the sea, and there was a mightie tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to break up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jehovah sent out a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord sent out a great wind on to the sea and there was a violent storm in the sea, so that the ship seemed in danger of being broken.
- Basic English Bible

But Jehovah sent out a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest upon the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
- Darby Bible

But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was in danger of being broken.
- Webster's Bible

But Yahweh sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty storm on the sea, so that the ship was likely to break up.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah hath cast a great wind on the sea, and there is a great tempest in the sea, and the ship hath reckoned to be broken;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the LORD hurled a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jonah 1

  • Farhad
    <> PROPHET JONAS: FOR AS JONAS WAS THREE DAYS
    AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE WHALE'S BELLY; SO
    SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE THREE DAYS AND
    THREE NIGHTS IN THE HEART OF THE
    EARTH." (Matthew 12:39-40). how this prediction is fulfilled by JESUS... thanks
  • Michael Paul Vines
    I have fallen on this story today. I am struggling with a leg and back injury. I am cut off from most of my family. I take most bible teachings with me everyday. I am a sinner and it ashames me. My want to be home with family hastens most interactions with people. I am happy because this stories beggining I hardly remember. I was usually being calmed down for bed, while it was read.
  • Joyce ahlijah
    Jonah knew he was serving the great God as he told the people, yet he decided to be disobedient because he thought God will blush off his refusal to go to Nineveh for the assignment, may be as before; forgetting that lives are very precious to God and so He decided to give them a fair chance to repent and not perish. That is why God let Jonah taste a bit of the forthcoming punishment for Nineveh
  • Lu2677
    V. 17 "three days and three nights" Mon. day. Mon. night, Tue. day, Tue. night, Wed. day, Wed. night=3 days, daylight, 3 nights, darkness. It looks to me that it means what it says.
  • Debra T
    Please explain how Jonah stayed in fish 3 days and 3 nights when it takes 24 hours to make a complete day/night. I hope this make sense because I was approach with this question. I tried every logic answer but was still challenged. Their point was that it was 4 days and 3 nights,
  • Ravindra Kumar
    DearBrother sister Like most of us think, jonah also thought the same way, that people of nineveh should be punished, but they came under Gods mercy because of Repentence. lot learn from this ..

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