Jonah 1:16

“Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice vnto the Lord, and made vowes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the men feared the LORD greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the men feared Jehovah exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice unto Jehovah, and made vows.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then great was the men's fear of the Lord; and they made an offering to the Lord and took oaths to him.
- Basic English Bible

And the men feared Jehovah exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto Jehovah, and made vows.
- Darby Bible

Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.
- Webster's Bible

Then the men feared Yahweh exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice to Yahweh, and made vows.
- World English Bible

and the men fear Jehovah -- a great fear, and sacrifice a sacrifice to Jehovah, and vow vows.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jonah 1:16


1:16 Feared the Lord - Perhaps as Jonah's casting over - board was a type of Christ's death, so the effect it had upon the mariners might be a type of the conversion of the Heathen from idols unto God. Made vows - Probably they vowed, they would ever worship him whom Jonah preached, the Creator of heaven and earth.


Discussion for Jonah 1

  • 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.
  • 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,

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