Jonah 1:11
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New International Version
The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, "What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?"

New Living Translation
And since the storm was getting worse all the time, they asked him, "What should we do to you to stop this storm?"

English Standard Version
Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” For the sea grew more and more tempestuous.

New American Standard Bible
So they said to him, "What should we do to you that the sea may become calm for us?"-- for the sea was becoming increasingly stormy.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they said to him, "What should we do to you to calm this sea that's against us?" For the sea was getting worse and worse.

International Standard Version
Because the sea was growing more and more stormy, they asked him, "What do we have to do to you so the sea will calm down for us?"

NET Bible
Because the storm was growing worse and worse, they said to him, "What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?"

New Heart English Bible
Then said they to him, "What shall we do to you, that the sea may be calm to us?" For the sea grew more and more stormy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The storm was getting worse. So they asked Jonah, "What should we do with you to calm the sea?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said they unto him: 'What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us?' for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.

New American Standard 1977
So they said to him, “What should we do to you that the sea may become calm for us?”—for the sea was becoming increasingly stormy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they said unto him, What shall we do unto thee that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea rose higher and was wroth.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto you, that the sea may be calm for us? for the sea raged, and was tempestuous.

American King James Version
Then said they to him, What shall we do to you, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea worked, and was tempestuous.

American Standard Version
Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said to him: What shall we do to thee, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea flowed and swelled.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.

English Revised Version
Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said they to him, What shall we do to thee, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.

World English Bible
Then they said to him, "What shall we do to you, that the sea may be calm to us?" For the sea grew more and more stormy.

Young's Literal Translation
And they say unto him, 'What do we do to thee that the sea may cease from us, for the sea is more and more tempestuous?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:8-12 Jonah gave an account of his religion, for that was his business. We may hope that he told with sorrow and shame, justifying God, condemning himself, and explaining to the mariners what a great God Jehovah is. They said to him, Why hast thou done this? If thou fearest the God that made the sea and the dry land, why wast thou such a fool as to think thou couldst flee from his presence? If the professors of religion do wrong, they will hear it from those who make no such profession. When sin has raised a storm, and laid us under the tokens of God's displeasure, we must consider what is to be done to the sin that raised the storm. Jonah uses the language of true penitents, who desire that none but themselves may fare the worse for their sins and follies. Jonah sees this to be the punishment of his iniquity, he accepts it, and justifies God in it. When conscience is awakened, and a storm raised, nothing will turn it into a calm but parting with the sin that caused the disturbance. Parting with our money will not pacify the conscience, the Jonah must be thrown overboard.
Study Bible
Jonah Cast Into the Sea and Swallowed
10Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, "How could you do this?" For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them. 11So they said to him, "What should we do to you that the sea may become calm for us?"-- for the sea was becoming increasingly stormy. 12He said to them, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will become calm for you, for I know that on account of me this great storm has come upon you."…
Cross References
Jonah 1:10
Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, "How could you do this?" For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

Jonah 1:12
He said to them, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will become calm for you, for I know that on account of me this great storm has come upon you."
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