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Jonah 1 :: King James Version (KJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:1 - Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:2 - Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:3 - But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:4 - But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:5 - Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:6 - So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:7 - And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:8 - Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:10 - Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:11 - Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:13 - Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:14 - Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:15 - So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:16 - Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:17 - Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
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The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

For more information on this translation, see the KJV Preface.

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