» Jonah 1

¶ Jonah 1 v1-2

{ heart }   [JH] 1v1

Now the word of the LORD
came unto Jonah, the son of Amittai,

{ heart }   [JH] 1v2

go to Nineveh, that great city,
and cry against it;
for their wickedness is come up before ME.

¶ Jonah 1 v3-6

{ heart }   [JH] 1v3

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.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v4

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.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v5

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.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v6

So the shipmaster came to him,
and said unto him,

What meanest thou, O sleeper?

 ‘Upon thy GOD,’ 

If so be that GOD will think upon us,
that we perish not.

¶ Jonah 1 v7-16

{ heart }   [JH] 1v7

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.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v8

Then said they unto him,

Tell us, we pray thee,

 ‘For whose cause
this evil is upon us.
What is thine occupation?
and from whence comest thou?
What is thy country?
and of what people art thou?’ 

{ heart }   [JH] 1v9

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.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v10

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.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v11

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.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v12

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’.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v13

the men rowed hard to bring it to the land;
but they could not;
for the sea wrought,
and was tempestuous against them.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v14

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;
hast done as it pleased THEE’.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v15

So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth
into the sea;
and the sea ceased from her raging.

{ heart }   [JH] 1v16

Then the men feared the LORD
and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD,
and made vows.

¶ Jonah 1 v17

{ heart }   [JH] 1v17

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.

» Jonah 2

¶ Jonah 2 v1

{ heart }   [JH] 2v1

Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD,
his GOD,
out of the fish's belly,

¶ Jonah 2 v2-9

{ heart }   [JH] 2v2

And said,

I cried by reason of mine affliction
unto the LORD,
and HE heard


Out of the belly of hell cried I,
and THOU heardest

 ‘My voice’.

{ heart }   [JH] 2v3

For THOU hadst cast me into the deep,
in the midst of the seas;
and the floods compassed me about;
all THY billows and THY waves passed over me.

{ heart }   [JH] 2v4

Then I said,

 ‘I am cast out of THY sight;
yet I will look again
toward THY holy temple’.

{ heart }   [JH] 2v5

The waters compassed me about,
even to the soul;
the depth closed me round about,
the weeds were wrapped about my head.

{ heart }   [JH] 2v6

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains;
the earth with her bars was about me
yet hast THOU brought up my life from corruption,

{ heart }   [JH] 2v7

When my soul fainted within me
I remembered the LORD;
and my prayer came in unto THEE,
into THINE holy temple.

{ heart }   [JH] 2v8

They that observe lying vanities
forsake their own mercy.

{ heart }   [JH] 2v9

But I will sacrifice unto THEE
with the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay that
that I have vowed.
Salvation is of the LORD.

¶ Jonah 2 v10

{ heart }   [JH] 2v10

And the LORD spake unto the fish,
and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

» Jonah 3

¶ Jonah 3 v1-4

{ heart }   [JH] 3v1

And the word of the LORD
came unto Jonah the second time,

{ heart }   [JH] 3v2

go unto Nineveh, that great city,
and preach unto it
the preaching that I bid thee.

{ heart }   [JH] 3v3

So Jonah

and went unto Nineveh,

According to the word of the LORD.
Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city
of three days' journey.

{ heart }   [JH] 3v4

And Jonah began to enter into the city
a day's journey,
and he cried, and said,

Yet forty days,
and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

¶ Jonah 3 v5-10

{ heart }   [JH] 3v5

So the people of Nineveh believed


And proclaimed

A Fast,

And put on sackcloth,
from the greatest of them
even to the least of them.

{ heart }   [JH] 3v6

For word came unto the king of Nineveh,
and he arose from his throne,
and he laid his robe from him,
and covered himself with sackcloth,
and sat in ashes.

{ heart }   [JH] 3v7

And he caused it to be proclaimed and published
through Nineveh
by the decree of the king and his nobles,

Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock,
taste anything;
let them not feed, nor drink water:

{ heart }   [JH] 3v8

But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth,
and cry mightily unto GOD;
yea, let them turn every one
from his evil way,
and from the violence that is in their hands.

{ heart }   [JH] 3v9

Who can tell
if GOD will turn and repent,
and turn away from HIS fierce anger,
that we perish not?

{ heart }   [JH] 3v10

And GOD saw their works,
that they turned from their evil way;
and GOD repented of the evil that HE had said
that HE would do unto them;
and HE did it not.

» Jonah 4

¶ Jonah 4 v1-4

{ heart }   [JH] 4v1

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly,
and he was very angry.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v2

And he prayed unto the LORD,
and said,

I pray THEE, O LORD,
was not this my saying,
when I was yet in my country?
Therefore, I fled before unto Tarshish;
for I knew

 ‘That THOU art a gracious GOD,
and merciful,
slow to anger,
and of great kindness,
and repentest THEE of the evil’.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v3

Therefore now, O LORD,


I beseech THEE,

 ‘My life from me;’ 

For it is better for me to die
than to live.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v4

Then said the LORD,

Doest thou well to be angry?

¶ Jonah 4 v5-8

{ heart }   [JH] 4v5

So Jonah went out of the city,
and sat on the east side of the city,
and there made him a booth for himself,
and sat under it in the shadow,
till he might see
what would become of the city.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v6

And the LORD GOD prepared a gourd,
and made it to come up over Jonah,
that it might be a shadow over his head,
to deliver him from his grief.
So Jonah was exceedingly glad
of the gourd.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v7

But GOD prepared a worm
when the morning rose the next day,
and it smote the gourd that it withered.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v8

And it came to pass,
when the sun did arise,
that GOD prepared a vehement east wind;
and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah,
that he fainted, and wished in himself

To die,

And said,

It is better for me to die
than to live.

¶ Jonah 4 v9-11

{ heart }   [JH] 4v9

And GOD said to Jonah,

Doest thou well to be angry
for the gourd?

And he said,

I do well to be angry, even unto death.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v10

Then said the LORD,

Thou hast had pity on the gourd,
for the which thou hast not labored,
neither madest it grow;
which came up in a night,
and perished in a night.

{ heart }   [JH] 4v11

And should not I spare Nineveh,
that great city,
wherein are more than
sixscore thousand persons
that cannot discern between
their right hand and their left hand;
and also much cattle?