Jonah 1:16
New International Version
At this the men greatly feared the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to him.

New Living Translation
The sailors were awestruck by the LORD's great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him.

English Standard Version
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.

Berean Study Bible
Then the men feared the LORD greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to Him.

New American Standard Bible
Then the men feared the LORD greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.

King James Bible
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.

Christian Standard Bible
The men were seized by great fear of the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.

Contemporary English Version
The sailors were so terrified that they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made all kinds of promises.

Good News Translation
This made the sailors so afraid of the LORD that they offered a sacrifice and promised to serve him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men feared the LORD even more, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.

International Standard Version
Then the men feared the LORD greatly, offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.

NET Bible
The men feared the LORD greatly, and earnestly vowed to offer lavish sacrifices to the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men were terrified of the LORD. They offered sacrifices and made vows to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.

New American Standard 1977
Then the men feared the LORD greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD and made vows.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.

American King James Version
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.

American Standard Version
Then the men feared Jehovah exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice unto Jehovah, and made vows.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men feared the Lord very greatly, and offered a sacrifice to the Lord, and vowed vows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and sacrificed victims to the Lord, and made vows.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men feared Jehovah exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto Jehovah, and made vows.

English Revised Version
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.

World English Bible
Then the men feared Yahweh exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice to Yahweh, and made vows.

Young's Literal Translation
and the men fear Jehovah -- a great fear, and sacrifice a sacrifice to Jehovah, and vow vows.
Study Bible
Jonah Cast Into the Sea and Swallowed
15At this, they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the raging sea grew calm. 16Then the men feared the LORD greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to Him. 17Now the LORD had appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah spent three days and three nights in the stomach of the fish.…
Cross References
Psalm 50:14
Sacrifice a thank offering to God, and fulfill your vows to the Most High.

Psalm 66:13
I will enter Your house with burnt offerings; I will fulfill my vows to you--

Psalm 66:14
the vows that my lips promised and my mouth spoke in my distress.

Jonah 1:14
So they cried out to the LORD: "Please, O LORD, do not let us perish on account of this man's life! Do not charge us with innocent blood! For You, O LORD, have done as You pleased."

Treasury of Scripture

Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.

feared.

Jonah 1:10
Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

Isaiah 26:9
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Daniel 4:34-37
And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: …

offered, etc.

Genesis 8:20
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Judges 13:16
And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I will not eat of thy bread: and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer it unto the LORD. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the LORD.

2 Kings 5:17
And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD.

made.

Genesis 28:20
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

Psalm 50:14
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

Psalm 66:13-16
I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, …







Lexicon
Then the men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֛ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

feared
וַיִּֽירְא֧וּ (way·yî·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

greatly,
גְדוֹלָ֖ה (ḡə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

and they offered
וַיִּֽזְבְּחוּ־ (way·yiz·bə·ḥū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

a sacrifice
זֶ֙בַח֙ (ze·ḇaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2077: A slaughter, the flesh of an animal, a sacrifice

to the LORD
לַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and made
וַֽיִּדְּר֖וּ (way·yid·də·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5087: To promise

vows [to Him].
נְדָרִֽים׃ (nə·ḏā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5088: A promise, a thing promised
(16) Offered.--There may have been some live-stock on board suitable for sacrifice; but the offering could only be completed on landing, wherefore they made vows.

Verse 16. - Feared the Lord. They recognized the supernatural element in the transaction, and conceived an awe and fed, of Jehovah, who had wrought these wonders Offered a sacrifice unto the Lord. Many commentators think that they sacrificed on reaching shore, as they had thrown the cargo overboard, and would have had no animal to offer. The Chaldee renders accordingly, "They said that they would offer sacrifices." But the text implies that they sacrificed immediately on the cessation of the storm. They may naturally have had some animal on board fit for offering. And made vows. Vowed to make other offerings when it was in their power. Henderson compares Virgil, 'AEneid,' 3:403, etc. -

"Quin, ubi transmissae steterint trans aequora classes
Et positis aris jam vota in litore solves."


"And when thy fleet hath safely crossed the seas,
And, raising altars on the shore, thy vows
Thou shalt perform."
It has been supposed that these sailors embraced Judaism and became proselytes. At any rate, they showed themselves in the light of believers on this occasion. 1:13-17 The mariners rowed against wind and tide, the wind of God's displeasure, the tide of his counsel; but it is in vain to think of saving ourselves any other way than by destroying our sins. Even natural conscience cannot but dread blood-guiltiness. And when we are led by Providence God does what he pleases, and we ought to be satisfied, though it may not please us. Throwing Jonah into the sea put an end to the storm. God will not afflict for ever, He will only contend till we submit and turn from our sins. Surely these heathen mariners will rise up in judgment against many called Christians, who neither offer prayers when in distress, nor thanksgiving for signal deliverances. The Lord commands all creatures, and can make any of them serve his designs of mercy to his people. Let us see this salvation of the Lord, and admire his power, that he could thus save a drowning man, and his pity, that he would thus save one who was running from him, and had offended him. It was of the Lord's mercies that Jonah was not consumed. Jonah was alive in the fish three days and nights: to nature this was impossible, but to the God of nature all things are possible. Jonah, by this miraculous preservation, was made a type of Christ; as our blessed Lord himself declared, Mt 12:40.
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