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?"
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.
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.
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?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What shall we do unto thee - In these poor men there was an uncommon degree of humanity and tender feeling.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
calm unto us. Heb. silent from us. wrought, and was tempestuous. or, grew more and more tempestuous. Heb. went and was, etc.
LibraryGuilty Silence and Its Reward
Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2. Arise, go to Nineveh, that great, city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before Me. 3. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. 4. But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Careless Sinner Awakened.
This terrified them and they asked, "What have you done?" (They knew he was running away from the LORD, because he had already told them so.)
"Pick me up and throw me into the sea," he replied, "and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you."
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