Jonah 1:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The captain went to him and said, "How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish."

New Living Translation
So the captain went down after him. "How can you sleep at a time like this?" he shouted. "Get up and pray to your god! Maybe he will pay attention to us and spare our lives."

English Standard Version
So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.”

New American Standard Bible
So the captain approached him and said, "How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The captain approached him and said, "What are you doing sound asleep? Get up! Call to your god. Maybe this god will consider us, and we won't perish.""

International Standard Version
So the captain approached him, and told him, "What are you doing asleep? Get up! Call on your gods! Maybe your god will think about us so we won't die!"

NET Bible
The ship's captain approached him and said, "What are you doing asleep? Get up! Cry out to your god! Perhaps your god might take notice of us so that we might not die!"

New Heart English Bible
So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God. Maybe your God will notice us, so that we won't perish."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The captain of the ship went to him and asked, "How can you sleep? Get up, and pray to your God. Maybe he will notice us, and we won't die."

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him: 'What meanest thou that thou sleepest? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.'

New American Standard 1977
So the captain approached him and said, “How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the shipmaster came to him and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that he will have compassion upon us that we not perish.

King James 2000 Bible
So the captain came to him, and said unto him, What mean you, O sleeper? arise, call upon your God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

American King James Version
So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, What mean you, O sleeper? arise, call on your God, if so be that God will think on us, that we perish not.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the shipmaster came to him, and said to him: Why art thou fast asleep? rise up, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think of us, that we may not perish.

Darby Bible Translation
And the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, sleeper? arise, call upon thy God; perhaps God will think upon us, that we perish not.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
So the ship-master came to him, and said to him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, it may be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

World English Bible
So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God! Maybe your God will notice us, so that we won't perish."

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief of the company draweth near to him, and saith to him, 'What -- to thee, O sleeper? rise, call unto thy God, it may be God doth bethink himself of us, and we do not perish.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:4-7 God sent a pursuer after Jonah, even a mighty tempest. Sin brings storms and tempests into the soul, into the family, into churches and nations; it is a disquieting, disturbing thing. Having called upon their gods for help, the sailors did what they could to help themselves. Oh that men would be thus wise for their souls, and would be willing to part with that wealth, pleasure, and honour, which they cannot keep without making shipwreck of faith and a good conscience, and ruining their souls for ever! Jonah was fast asleep. Sin is stupifying, and we are to take heed lest at any time our hearts are hardened by the deceitfulness of it. What do men mean by sleeping on in sin, when the word of God and the convictions of their own consciences, warn them to arise and call on the Lord, if they would escape everlasting misery? Should not we warn each other to awake, to arise, to call upon our God, if so be he will deliver us? The sailors concluded the storm was a messenger of Divine justice sent to some one in that ship. Whatever evil is upon us at any time, there is a cause for it; and each must pray, Lord, show me wherefore thou contendest with me. The lot fell upon Jonah. God has many ways of bringing to light hidden sins and sinners, and making manifest that folly which was thought to be hid from the eyes of all living.
Study Bible
The Great Storm
5Then the sailors became afraid and every man cried to his god, and they threw the cargo which was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship, lain down and fallen sound asleep. 6So the captain approached him and said, "How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish." 7Each man said to his mate, "Come, let us cast lots so we may learn on whose account this calamity has struck us." So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:22
He said, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.'

Psalm 107:28
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.

Amos 5:15
Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Jonah 3:8
"But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his hands.

Jonah 3:9
"Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish."
Treasury of Scripture

So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, What mean you, O sleeper? arise, call on your God, if so be that God will think on us, that we perish not.

What.

Isaiah 3:15 What mean you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces …

Ezekiel 18:2 What mean you, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, …

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? …

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

arise.

Psalm 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired …

Psalm 107:6,12,13,18-20,28,29 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them …

Jeremiah 2:27,28 Saying to a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought …

Mark 4:37-41 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the …

if.

Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his …

2 Samuel 12:22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for …

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and …

Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp …

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate…

Jump to Previous
Approached Arise Bethink Captain Chance Chief Company Concerned Destruction Draweth Maybe Mean Meanest Notice Perhaps Perish Prayer Rise Shipmaster Ship's Sleeper Sleepest Sleeping Think Thou Thought Won't
Jump to Next
Approached Arise Bethink Captain Chance Chief Company Concerned Destruction Draweth Maybe Mean Meanest Notice Perhaps Perish Prayer Rise Shipmaster Ship's Sleeper Sleepest Sleeping Think Thou Thought Won't
Links
Jonah 1:6 NIV
Jonah 1:6 NLT
Jonah 1:6 ESV
Jonah 1:6 NASB
Jonah 1:6 KJV

Jonah 1:6 Biblia Paralela
Jonah 1:6 Chinese Bible
Jonah 1:6 French Bible
Jonah 1:6 German Bible

Alphabetical: about and approached are be call can captain concerned Get god he him How is it Maybe not notice of on Perhaps perish said sleep sleeping So take that The to up us we went will you your

OT Prophets: Jonah 1:6 So the shipmaster came to him (Jon. Jh) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Jonah 1:5
Top of Page
Top of Page