The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
JON 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.
JON 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.
JON 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.
JON 1:8 Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause
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