New Living Translation
The sailors were awestruck by the LORD's great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:16 Feared the Lord - Perhaps as Jonah's casting over - board was a type of Christ's death, so the effect it had upon the mariners might be a type of the conversion of the Heathen from idols unto God. Made vows - Probably they vowed, they would ever worship him whom Jonah preached, the Creator of heaven and earth.
LibrarySign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
(Galilee on the Same Day as the Last Section.) ^A Matt. XII. 38-45; ^C Luke XI. 24-36. ^c 29 And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, ^a 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. [Having been severely rebuked by Jesus, it is likely that the scribes and Pharisees asked for a sign that they might appear to the multitude more fair-minded and open to conviction than Jesus had represented them to be. Jesus had just wrought …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Nature of Covenanting.
Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.
Now I come to your Temple with burnt offerings to fulfill the vows I made to you--
yes, the sacred vows that I made when I was in deep trouble.
Then they cried out to the LORD, Jonah's God. "O LORD," they pleaded, "don't make us die for this man's sin. And don't hold us responsible for his death. O LORD, you have sent this storm upon him for your own good reasons."
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