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Therefore they cried to Yahweh, and said, “We beg you, Yahweh, we beg you, don’t let us die for this man’s life,

and don’t lay on us innocent blood; for you, Yahweh, have done as it pleased you.”

So they took up Jonah, and threw him into the sea;

and the sea ceased its raging.

Then the men feared Yahweh exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice to Yahweh, and made vows.

Yahweh prepared a huge fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God, out of the fish’s belly.

He said, “I called because of my affliction to Yahweh. He answered me.