The Book of Jonah: Repentance and Forgiveness

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1:9.             "I am a Hebrew," he replied. "I worship the LORD, the God of Heaven, who made both sea and land."

1:10.         The men were greatly terrified, and they asked him, "What have you done?" And when the men learned that he was fleeing from the service of the LORD-for so he told them-

1:11.         they said to him, "What must we do to you to make the sea calm around us?" For the sea was growing more and more stormy.

1:12.         He answered, "Heave me overboard, and the sea will calm down for you; for I know that this terrible storm came upon you on my account."

1:13.         Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to regain the shore, but they could not, for the sea was growing more and more stormy about them.

1:14.         Then they cried out to the LORD: "Oh, please, LORD, do not let us perish on account of this man's life. Do not hold us guilty of killing an innocent person! For You, O LORD, by Your will, have brought this about."

1:15.         And they heaved Jonah overboard, and the sea stopped raging.

1:16.         The men feared the LORD greatly; they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and they made vows.

jonah2:1.             The LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah; and Jonah remained in the fish's belly three days and three nights.

2:2.             Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish.

2:3.             He said:

                  In my trouble I called to the LORD,

                  And He answered me;

                  From the belly of Sheol I cried out,

                  And You heard my voice.

2:4.You cast me into the depths,

                  Into the heart of the sea,

                  The floods engulfed me;

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