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JON 1:12 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.
JON 1:13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but
they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.
JON 1:14 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: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased
JON 1:15 So they look up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and
the sea ceased from her raging.
King James Bible