Jonah 1:11

“Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said they vnto him, What shall we doe vnto thee, that the sea may be calme vnto vs? (for the sea wrought and was tempestuous.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So they said to him, "What should we do to you that the sea may become calm for us?--for the sea was becoming increasingly stormy."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, What are we to do to you so that the sea may become calm for us? For the sea was getting rougher and rougher.
- Basic English Bible

And they said unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.
- Darby Bible

Then said they to him, What shall we do to thee, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.
- Webster's Bible

Then they said to him, "What shall we do to you, that the sea may be calm to us?" For the sea grew more and more stormy.
- World English Bible

And they say unto him, `What do we do to thee that the sea may cease from us, for the sea is more and more tempestuous?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then said they unto him: 'What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us?' for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jonah 1

  • Steve morrow
    JONAH 1:1 now the word of THE LORD came unto Jonah the son of amittai saying--1:2--arise go to Nineveh that great city and cry against it for their wickedness is come up before ME--1:3--but Jonah rose up to flee unto tarshish from the presence of THE LORD and went down to Joppa and he found a ship going to tarshish so he paid the fair thereof and went down into it ....from the presence of THE LORD
  • Barbara20
    When Jesus was asked by the priests for a sign. Jesus replied, can you not decern the sign of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation, no sign but the Prophet Jonas, meaning Jonah was sent to warn Ninevah to repent. The city repented for forty days, In sackcloth, and God spared them.
  • A disciple
    "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me." The wicked and the ungodly will scream and protest and seek every means to silence the servants of the LORD; but they don't know that it is of the LORD's mercies to warn them to repent, before they are finally brought to eternal judgment. We must see eye to eye with the LORD in all His purposes.
  • Cyrus
    Jonah was a man who knew God despite his weaknesses ,he knew God will forgive Nineveh if they repent,because He is.God of mercy...people could have seen him as false prophet after what he proclaimed fails to happens, the last chapter of book of Jonah explain his character well.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Gods commandments are simple read Romans obedience unto righteousness ( Niveneah) or sin unto death(sodom) God woudlve spared sodom but found no obedience unto righteousness apart from lot
  • A disciple
    Christian Powell; What is the difference between Sodom and Nineveh? and why was one shown mercy and the other destroyed? The men of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah: God's pronouncement of imminent destruction convicted them of their sins, and they responded appropriately. Although Sodom had Lot living among them, there wasn't one person who took it to heart. Read Ezekiel 16:49-50

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