1) The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2) “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”
3) But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
14) Therefore they called out to the Lord, “O Lord, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not on us innocent blood, for you, O Lord, have done as it pleased you.” 15) So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. 16) Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows.
37) And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38) But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39) And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40) He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41) And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”