Jonas being sent to preach in Ninive, fleeth away by sea: a tempest riseth: of which he being found, by lot, to be the cause, is cast into the sea, which thereupon is calmed.
1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonas the son of Amathi, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad Jonam, filium Amathi, dicens :
2 Arise, and go to Ninive the great city, and preach in it: for the wickedness thereof is come up before me.
Surge, et vade in Niniven, civitatem grandem, et praedica in ea, quia ascendit malitia ejus coram me.
3 And Jonas rose up to flee into Tharsis from the face of the Lord, and he went down to Joppe, and found a ship going to Tharsis: and he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tharsis from the face of the Lord.
Et surrexit Jonas, ut fugeret in Tharsis a facie Domini, et descendit in Joppen : et invenit navem euntem in Tharsis, et dedit naulum ejus, et descendit in eam ut iret cum eis in Tharsis a facie Domini.
4 But the Lord sent a great wind into the sea: and a great tempest was raised in the sea, and the ship was in danger to be broken.
Dominus autem misit ventum magnum in mare : et facta est tempestas magna in mari, et navis periclitabatur conteri.
5 And the mariners were afraid, and the men cried to their god: and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: and Jonas went down into the inner part of the ship, and fell into a deep sleep.
Et timuerunt nautae, et clamaverunt viri ad deum suum, et miserunt vasa quae erant in navi, in mare, ut alleviaretur ab eis; et Jonas descendit ad interiora navis, et dormiebat sopore gravi.
6 And the shipmaster came to him, and said to him: Why art thou fast asleep? rise up, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think of us, that we may not perish.
Et accessit ad eum gubernator, et dixit ei : Quid tu sopore deprimeris? surge, invoca Deum tuum, si forte recogitet Deus de nobis, et non pereamus.
7 And they said every one to his fellow: Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know why this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonas.
Et dixit vir ad collegam suum : Venite et mittamus sortes, et sciamus quare hoc malum sit nobis. Et miserunt sortes, et cecidit sors super Jonam.
8 And they said to him: Tell us for what cause this evil is upon us, what is thy business? of what country art thou? and whither goest thou? or of what people art thou?
Et dixerunt ad eum : Indica nobis cujus causa malum istud sit nobis : quod est opus tuum? quae terra tua, et quo vadis? vel ex quo populo es tu?
9 And he said to them: I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord the God of heaven, who made both the sea and the dry land.
Et dixit ad eos : Hebraeus ego sum, et Dominum Deum caeli ego timeo, qui fecit mare et aridam.
10 And the men were greatly afraid, and they said to him: Why hast thou done this? (for the men knew that he fled from the face of the Lord: because he had told them.)
Et timuerunt viri timore magno, et dixerunt ad eum : Quid hoc fecisti? cognoverunt enim viri quod a facie Domini fugeret, quia indicaverat eis.
11 And they said to him: What shall we do to thee, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea flowed and swelled.
Et dixerunt ad eum : Quid faciemus tibi, et cessabit mare a nobis? quia mare ibat, et intumescebat.
12 And he said to them: Take me up, and cast me into the sea, and the sea shall be calm to you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
Et dixit ad eos : Tollite me, et mittite in mare, et cessabit mare a vobis : scio enim ego quoniam propter me tempestas haec grandis venit super vos.
13 And the men rowed hard to return to land, but they were not able: because the sea tossed and swelled upon them.
Et remigabant viri ut reverterentur ad aridam, et non valebant, quia mare ibat, et intumescebat super eos.
14 And they cried to the Lord, and said: We beseech thee, O Lord, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.
Et clamaverunt ad Dominum, et dixerunt : Quaesumus, Domine, ne pereamus in anima viri istius, et ne des super nos sanguinem innocentem : quia tu, Domine, sicut voluisti, fecisti.
15 And they took Jonas, and cast him into the sea, and the sea ceased from raging.
Et tulerunt Jonam, et miserunt in mare : et stetit mare a fervore suo.
16 And the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and sacrificed victims to the Lord, and made vows.
Et timuerunt viri timore magno Dominum : et immolaverunt hostias Domino, et voverunt vota.