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.

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

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

New American Standard Bible
Then the men became extremely afraid of the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.

NASB 1995
Then the men feared the LORD greatly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows.

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

Amplified Bible
Then the men greatly feared the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men feared the LORD even more, and they 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those men feared with great fear before LORD JEHOVAH and they sacrificed sacrifices to LORD JEHOVAH and they vowed vows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and the men fear YHWH [with] a great fear, and sacrifice a sacrifice to YHWH, and vow 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonah Cast Into the Sea and Swallowed
15At this, they picked up Jonah and cast 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 belly 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, …









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֛ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 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 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

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

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

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

to the LORD
לַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 5087: To promise

vows [to Him].
נְדָרִֽים׃ (nə·ḏā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5088: A promise, a thing promised


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