The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
JON 1:8 Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause
this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou?
what is thy country? and of what people art thou?
JON 1:9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the
God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
JON 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.
JON 1:11 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.
JON 1:12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the
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