Jonah   1


 1. Now the word <01697> of the LORD <03068> came <01961> unto Jonah

<03124> the son <01121> of Amittai <0573>, saying <0559>,


 2  Arise <06965>, go <03212> to Nineveh <05210>, that great <01419>

city <05892>, and cry <07121> against <05921> it; for their

wickedness <07451> is come <05927> up before <06440> me.


 3  But Jonah <03124> rose <06965> up to flee <01272> unto Tarshish

<08659> from the presence <06440> of the LORD <03068>, and went

<03381> down <03381> to Joppa <03305>; and he found <04672> a ship

<0591> going <0935> to Tarshish <08659>: so he paid <05414> the fare

<07939> thereof, and went <03381> down <03381> into it, to go <0935>

with them unto Tarshish <08659> from the presence <06440> of the

LORD <03068>.


 4. But the LORD <03068> sent <02904> out a great <01419> wind

<07307> into <0413> the sea <03220>, and there was a mighty <01419>

tempest <05591> in the sea <03220>, so that the ship <0591> was like

<02803> to be broken <07665>.


 5  Then the mariners <04419> were afraid <03372>, and cried <02199>

every man unto his god <0430>, and cast <02904> forth <02904> the

wares <03627> that [were] in the ship <0591> into <0413> the sea

<03220>, to lighten <07043> [it] of them. But Jonah <03124> was gone

<03381> down <03381> into <0413> the sides <03411> of the ship

<05600>; and he lay <07901>, and was fast asleep <07290>.


 6  So the shipmaster came <07126> to him, and said <0559> unto him,

What <04100> meanest thou, O sleeper <07290>? arise <06965>, call

<07121> upon thy God <0430>, if <0194> so be that God <0430> will

think <06245> upon us, that we perish <06> not.


 7  And they said <0559> every <0376> one <0376> to his fellow

<07453>, Come <03212>, and let us cast <05307> lots <01486>, that we

may know <03045> for whose <04310> cause <07945> this <02063> evil

<07451> [is] upon us. So they cast <05307> lots <01486>, and the lot

<01486> fell <05307> upon Jonah <03124>.


 8  Then said <0559> they unto him, Tell <05046> us, we pray <04994>

thee, for whose cause <0834> this <02063> evil <07451> [is] upon us;

What <04100> [is] thine occupation <04399>? and whence <0370> comest

<0935> thou? what <04100> [is] thy country <0776>? and of what

people <05971> [art] thou?


 9  And he said <0559> unto them, I [am] an Hebrew <05680>; and I

fear <03373> the LORD <03068>, the God <0430> of heaven <08064>,

which <0834> hath made <06213> the sea <03220> and the dry <03004>

[land].


 10  Then were the men <0582> exceedingly <01419> afraid <03372>,

and said <0559> unto him, Why <04100> hast thou done <06213> this

<02063>? For the men <0582> knew <03045> that he fled <01272> from

the presence <06440> of the LORD <03068>, because <03588> he had

told <05046> them.


 11. Then said <0559> they unto him, What <04100> shall we do

<06213> unto thee, that the sea <03220> may be calm <08367> unto us?

for the sea <03220> wrought <01980>, and was tempestuous <05490>.


 12  And he said <0559> unto them, Take <05375> me up, and cast

<02904> me forth <02904> into <0413> the sea <03220>; so shall the

sea <03220> be calm <08367> unto you: for I know <03045> that for my

sake <07945> this great <01419> tempest <05591> [is] upon you.


 13  Nevertheless the men <0582> rowed <02864> hard to bring <07725>

[it] to the land <03004>; but they could <03201> not: for the sea

<03220> wrought <01980>, and was tempestuous <05490> against <05921>

them.


 14  Wherefore they cried <07121> unto the LORD <03068>, and said

<0559>, We beseech <0577> thee, O LORD <03068>, we beseech <0577>

thee, let us not perish <06> for this <02088> man's <0376> life

<05315>, and lay <05414> not upon us innocent <05355> blood <01818>:

for thou, O LORD <03068>, hast done <06213> as it pleased <02654>

thee.


 15  So they took up Jonah <03124>, and cast <02904> him forth

<02904> into <0413> the sea <03220>: and the sea <03220> ceased

<05975> from her raging <02197>.


 16  Then the men <0582> feared <03372> the LORD <03068> exceedingly

<01419>, and offered <02076> a sacrifice <02077> unto the LORD

<03068>, and made vows <05088>.


 17  Now the LORD <03068> had prepared <04487> a great <01419> fish

<01709> to swallow <01104> up Jonah <03124>. And Jonah <03124> was

in the belly <04578> of the fish <01709> three <07969> days <03117>

and three <07969> nights <03915>.


Jonah   2


 1. Then Jonah <03124> prayed <06419> unto the LORD <03068> his God

<0430> out of the fish's <01710> belly <04578>,


 2  And said <0559>, I cried <07121> by reason of mine affliction

<06869> unto the LORD <03068>, and he heard <06030> me; out of the

belly <0990> of hell <07585> cried <07768> I, [and] thou heardest

<08085> my voice <06963>.


 3  For thou hadst cast <07993> me into the deep <04688>, in the

midst <03824> of the seas <03220>; and the floods <05104> compassed

<05437> me about: all <03605> thy billows <04867> and thy waves

<01530> passed <05674> over <05674> me.


 4  Then I said <0559>, I am cast <01644> out of thy sight <05869>;

yet <0389> I will look <05027> again <03254> toward <0413> thy holy

<06944> temple <01964>.


 5  The waters <04325> compassed <0661> me about, [even] to the soul

<05315>: the depth <08415> closed <05437> me round <05437> about,

the weeds <05488> were wrapped <02280> about my head <07218>.


 6  I went <03381> down <03381> to the bottoms of the mountains

<02022>; the earth <0776> with her bars <01280> [was] about <01157>

me for ever <05769>: yet hast thou brought <05927> up my life

<02416> from corruption <07845>, O LORD <03068> my God <0430>.


 7  When my soul <05315> fainted <05848> within <05921> me I

remembered <02142> the LORD <03068>: and my prayer <08605> came

<0935> in unto thee, into <0413> thine holy <06944> temple <01964>.


 8  They that observe <08104> lying <07723> vanities <01892> forsake

<05800> their own mercy <02617>.


 9  But I will sacrifice <02076> unto thee with the voice <06963> of

thanksgiving <08426>; I will pay <07999> [that] that I have vowed

<05087>. Salvation <03444> [is] of the LORD <03068>.


 10. And the LORD <03068> spake <0559> unto the fish <01709>, and it

vomited <06958> out Jonah <03124> upon the dry <03004> [land].


Jonah   3


 1. And the word <01697> of the LORD <03068> came <01961> unto Jonah

<03124> the second <08145> time, saying <0559>,


 2  Arise <06965>, go <03312> unto Nineveh <05210>, that great

<01419> city <05892>, and preach <07121> unto it the preaching

<07150> that I bid <01696> thee.


 3  So Jonah <03124> arose <06965>, and went <03212> unto Nineveh

<05210>, according to the word <01697> of the LORD <03068>. Now

Nineveh <05210> was an exceeding <0430> great <01419> city <05892>

of three <07969> days <03117>' journey <04109>.


 4  And Jonah <03124> began <02490> to enter <0935> into the city

<05892> a day's <03117> journey <04109>, and he cried <07121>, and

said <0559>, Yet <05750> forty <0705> days <03117>, and Nineveh

<05210> shall be overthrown <02015>.


 5. So the people <0582> of Nineveh <05210> believed <0539> God

<0430>, and proclaimed <07121> a fast <06685>, and put <03847> on

sackcloth <08242>, from the greatest <01419> of them even to the

least <06996> of them.


 6  For word <01697> came <05060> unto the king <04428> of Nineveh

<05210>, and he arose <06965> from his throne <03678>, and he laid

<05674> his robe <0155> from him, and covered <03680> [him] with

sackcloth <08242>, and sat <03427> in ashes <0665>.


 7  And he caused [it] to be proclaimed <02199> and published <0559>

through Nineveh <05210> by the decree <02940> of the king <04428>

and his nobles <01419>, saying <0559>, Let neither <0369> man <0120>

nor beast <0929>, herd <01241> nor flock <06629>, taste <02938> any

<03792> thing: let them not feed <07462>, nor <0408> drink <08354>

water <04325>:


 8  But let man <0120> and beast <0929> be covered <03680> with

sackcloth <08242>, and cry <07121> mightily <02393> unto God <0430>:

yea, let them turn <07725> every <0376> one <0376> from his evil

<07451> way <01870>, and from the violence <02555> that [is] in

their hands <03709>.


 9  Who <04310> can tell <03045> [if] God <0430> will turn <07725>

and repent <05162>, and turn <07725> away from his fierce <02740>

anger <0639>, that we perish <06> not?


 10  And God <0430> saw <07200> their works <04639>, that they

turned <07725> from their evil <07451> way <01870>; and God <0430>

repented <05162> of the evil <07451>, that he had said <01696> that

he would do <06213> unto them; and he did <06213> [it] not.


Jonah   4


 1. But it displeased Jonah <03124> exceedingly <01419>, and he was

very angry <02734>.


 2  And he prayed <06419> unto the LORD <03068>, and said <0559>, I

pray <0577> thee, O LORD <03068>, [was] not this <02088> my saying

<01697>, when <05704> I was yet <05704> in my country <0127>?

Therefore I fled <01272> before <06924> unto Tarshish <08659>: for I

knew <03045> that thou [art] a gracious <02587> God <0410>, and

merciful <07349>, slow <0750> to anger <0639>, and of great <07227>

kindness <02617>, and repentest <05162> thee of the evil <07451>.


 3  Therefore now <06258>, O LORD <03068>, take <03947>, I beseech

<04994> thee, my life <05315> from me; for [it is] better <02896>

for me to die <04194> than to live <02416>.


 4  Then said <0559> the LORD <03068>, Doest thou well <03190> to be

angry <02734>?


 5. So Jonah <03124> went <03318> out of the city <05892>, and sat

<03427> on the east <06924> side <06924> of the city <05892>, and

there <08033> made <06213> him a booth <05521>, and sat <03427>

under <08478> it in the shadow <06738>, till <05704> he might see

<07200> what <04100> would become <01961> of the city <05892>.


 6  And the LORD <03068> God <0430> prepared <04487> a gourd

<07021>, and made [it] to come <05927> up over <05921> Jonah

<03124>, that it might be a shadow <06738> over <05921> his head

<07218>, to deliver <05337> him from his grief <07451>. So Jonah

<03124> was exceeding <01419> glad <08056> of the gourd <07021>.


 7  But God <0430> prepared <04487> a worm <08438> when the morning

<07837> rose <05927> the next <04283> day <04283>, and it smote

<05221> the gourd <07021> that it withered <03001>.


 8  And it came <01961> to pass, when the sun <08121> did arise

<02224>, that God <0430> prepared <04487> a vehement <02759> east

<06921> wind <07307>; and the sun <08121> beat <05221> upon the head

<07218> of Jonah <03124>, that he fainted <05968>, and wished

<07592> in himself to die <04191>, and said <0559>, [It is] better

<02896> for me to die <04191> than to live <02416>.


 9  And God <0430> said <0559> to Jonah <03124>, Doest thou well

<03190> to be angry <02734> for the gourd <07021>? And he said

<0559>, I do well <03190> to be angry <02734>, [even] unto death

<04194>.


 10  Then said <0559> the LORD <03068>, Thou hast had pity <02347>

on <05921> the gourd <07021>, for the which <0834> thou hast not

laboured <05998>, neither <03808> madest it grow <01431>; which came

<01961> up in a night <03915>, and perished <06> in a night <03915>:


 11  And should not I spare <02347> Nineveh <05210>, that great

<01419> city <05892>, wherein are more <07227> than sixscore

thousand <07239> persons <0120> that cannot <03808> discern <03045>

between <0996> their right <03225> hand <03235> and their left

<08040> hand <08040>; and [also] much <07227> cattle <0929>?