Jonah 1:12

“And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto them, Take me vp, and cast mee foorth into the sea; so shall the sea be calme vnto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is vpon you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to them, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will become calm for you, for I know that on account of me this great storm {has come} upon you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Take me up and put me into the sea, and the sea will become calm for you: for I am certain that because of me this great storm has come on you.
- Basic English Bible

And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that because of me this great tempest is upon you.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, Take me, and cast me into the sea; so shall the sea be calm to you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
- Webster's Bible

He said to them, "Take me up, and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will be calm for you; for I know that because of me this great storm is on you."
- World English Bible

And he saith unto them, `Lift me up, and cast me into the sea, and the sea doth cease from you; for I know that on my account this great tempest [is] upon you.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said unto them: 'Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you; for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jonah 1

  • [email protected]
    When we commit sin, there is nothing that we can do to justify the sin or pervert God's judgment other than to repent of it.
  • Lucille
    What's can we learn from Jonah life is not to be Disobedient, unfaithful, stubborn, proud, and altogether bad-tempered, cantankerous,old curmudgeon
  • Sandy C
    There are a lot of Jonahs out here and we all can learn from his mistake( The word of God tells us that Obedience is better than sacrifices) it explains to us in the book of Galatians that u will Reap what u sew ! And Jonah knew what he had done,he wanted to see if he could get away with it But God was waiting to meet him at his Arrival,u can always run But u can't hide from your Maker.
  • Irene123
    When witnessing to souls we need the gift of discerning of spirits, 1 Cor.12:10. To acquire these gifts we must be saved in Jesus' way, Acts 2:38, not our way as just simply saying the words of Rom. 10:13 (14-16). "... calling on the NAME of the Lord ..."; the man of God who baptizes you uses the words of Acts 2:38, Just as Jesus said in Matt. 28:19 "... in the NAME of ..."
  • Linda owami ncube
    Jonah knew he had done something wrong '' he rose up and fled to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, the mariners were afraid and cried to their Gods but Jonah remained fast asleep, HE somehow knew he was the cause of the tragedy that had befell them on the ship...as chrisian we should learn to be truthful to ourselves, always know that no man can hide from God, or his presence...
  • 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.

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