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

  • 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
  • Christian powell
    The story of Jonah is clearly demonstrate Gods love to humanity, hi desire to save us and are not willing that we perish by his judgement. with this being the case, a question of thought comes to mind. what is the difference between Nineveh and Sodom and Gomorrah. How dose one explain Gods mercy for one but destruction for the other, his will to save one and destroy the other.

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