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          DASV: Jonah 1    

1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai,
2 "Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it,
for their wickedness has come up before me."
3 But Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish away from the presence
of the LORD. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to
Tarshish. Then he paid its fare and got aboard, to go with them
to Tarshish seeking to flee from the presence of the LORD.

4 But the LORD sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was
a severe storm, so that the ship was about to break up.
5 Then the sailors were afraid and each one cried to his god.
They threw the ship's cargo into the sea, to lighten the ship.
But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship and had
lain down and was fast asleep.
6 So the captain came and said to him, "What are you doing
sleeping? Get up, call on your God. Perhaps God will think about
us, so that we do not perish."

7 The sailors said to each other, "Come, and let us cast lots so
that we may know who brought this disaster on us." So they cast
lots and the lot fell on Jonah.
8 They demanded of him, "Tell us whose fault it is that this
disaster has come on us? What is your occupation? Where do you
come from? What is your home country? From what people are you?"
9 He told them, "I am a Hebrew. I fear the LORD, the God of heaven,
who has made the sea and the dry land."
10 Then the men were terrified, and asked him, "What have you done?"
For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD,
because he had told them.
11 So they asked him, "What shall we do to you, to get this sea to
calm down for us?" For the sea was growing more and more rough.
12 He said to them, "Pick me up, and throw me overboard into the sea
then the sea will be calm for you. I realize that because of me
this great storm has come on you."
13 Instead the men rowed even harder to get back to the land, but
they could not do it because the sea grew more and more stormy
against them.
14 So they cried out to the LORD, and said, "We beg you, O LORD, we
beg you, do not let us die for this man's life. Do not make us
guilty of innocent blood, for you, O LORD, have done just as you

15 So they picked up Jonah, and threw him overboard into the sea.
The sea stopped raging.
16 Then the men greatly feared the LORD. They offered a sacrifice to
the LORD, and made vows.
17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah, and
Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

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