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1 The word of the Lord came to aJonah the son of Amittai saying,
3 But Jonah rose up to flee to aTarshish bfrom the presence of the Lord. So he went down to cJoppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
5 Then the sailors became afraid and every man cried to ahis god, and they bthrew the 1cargo which was in the ship into the sea to lighten it 2for them. But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship, lain down and fallen sound asleep.
11 So they said to him, “What should we do to you that the sea may become calm 1for us?”—for the sea was becoming increasingly stormy.
13 However, the men 1rowed desperately to return to land but they could not, for the sea was becoming even stormier against them.
14 Then they called on the aLord and said, “We earnestly pray, O Lord, do not let us perish on account of this man’s life and do not put innocent blood on us; for bYou, O Lord, have done as You have pleased.”
15 So they picked up Jonah, threw him into the sea, and the sea astopped its raging.
16 Then the men feared the Lord greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made avows.
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