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Jonah 1:15

    Jonah 1:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So they took Jonah up and put him into the sea: and the sea was no longer angry.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    So they took up Jonah, and threw him into the sea; and the sea ceased its raging.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Jonah 1:15

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Sea - Large basin.

    Barnes' Notes on Jonah 1:15

    They took up Jonah - o "He does not say, 'laid hold on him', nor 'came upon him' but 'lifted' him; as it were, bearing him with respect and honor, they cast him into the sea, not resisting, but yielding himself to their will."

    The sea ceased (literally "stood") from his raging - Ordinarily, the waves still swell, when the wind has ceased. The sea, when it had received Jonah, was hushed at once, to show that God alone raised and quelled it. It "stood" still, like a servant, when it had accomplished its mission. God, who at all times saith to it Job 38:11, "Hitherto shalt thou come and no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed," now unseen, as afterward in the flesh Matthew 8:26, "rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm" . "If we consider the errors of the world before the Passion of Christ, and the conflicting blasts of diverse doctrines, and the vessel, and the whole race of man, i. e., the creature of the Lord, imperiled, and, after His Passion, the tranquility of faith and the peace of the world and the security of all things and the conversion to God, we shall see how, after Jonah was cast in, the sea stood from its raging" . "Jonah, in the sea, a fugitive, shipwrecked, dead, sayeth the tempest-tossed vessel; he sayeth the pagan, aforetime tossed to and fro by the error of the world into divers opinions. And Hosea, Amos, Isaiah, Joel, who prophesied at the same time, could not amend the people in Judaea; whence it appeared that the breakers could not be calmed, save by the death of (Him typified by) the fugitive."