New International Version
At this the men greatly feared the LORD, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the men feared Jehovah exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto Jehovah, 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Offered a sacrifice - The first perhaps ever offered on board a vessel since the ark floated on the waters of the great deluge; and it is most probable that these heathens, witnessing what was done, became sincere converts to the true God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
offered, etc. Heb. sacrificed a sacrifice unto the Lord, and vowed vows.
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.
"Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,
I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you--
vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.
Then they cried out to the LORD, "Please, LORD, do not let us die for taking this man's life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, LORD, have done as you pleased."
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