Jonah 1:9

“And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said vnto them, I am an Hebrew, and I feare the Lord the God of heauen, which hath made the sea, and the dry land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to them, "I am a Hebrew, and I fear the LORD God of heaven who made the sea and the dry land."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear Jehovah, the God of heaven, who hath made the sea and the dry land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, I am a Hebrew, a worshipper of the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.
- Basic English Bible

And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew, and I fear Jehovah, the God of the heavens, who hath made the sea and the dry [land].
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who hath made the sea and the dry land.
- Webster's Bible

He said to them, "I am a Hebrew, and I fear Yahweh, the God of heaven, who has made the sea and the dry land."
- World English Bible

And he saith unto them, `A Hebrew I [am], and Jehovah, God of the heavens, I am reverencing, who made the sea and the dry land.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said unto them: 'I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who hath made the sea and the dry land.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jonah 1:9


1:9 I fear - I worship and serve the true God; the eternal and almighty God, who made and ruleth the heavens.


Discussion for Jonah 1

  • 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.
  • BSP
    In verse 9 I really appreciate how Jonah openly confessed his wrong. He took responsibility for his wrong actions.
  • 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

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