SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:11 Â¶ Y le dijeron: Â¿Qué te haremos, para que el mar se nos aquiete? Porque el mar iba a más , y se embravecía.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jonah 1:11 Verse 11. What shall we do unto thee] In these poor men there was an uncommon degree of humanity and tender feeling.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 11. Then said they unto him, what shall we do unto thee , etc.] Though, both by the lot and his own confession, they knew he was the guilty person; for whose sake this storm was; yet were unwilling to do anything to him without his will and consent, his counsel and advice; perceiving that he was a prophet of the God of the Hebrews, whom he had offended, and knew the mind and will of his God, and the nature of his offence against him, and what only would appease him they desire him to tell what they ought to do; fearing that, though they had found out the man, they should make a mistake in their manner of dealing with him, and so continue the distress they were in, or increase it; their great concern being to be rid of the storm: that the sea may be calm unto us ? or “silent” f32 ? for the waves thereof made a hideous roaring, and lifted up themselves so high, as was terrible to behold; and dashed with such vehemence against the ship, as threatened it every moment with destruction: (for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous) ; or, “it went and swelled” f33 it was agitated to and fro, and was in a great ferment, and grew ore and more stormy and tempestuous. Jonah’s confession of his sin, and true repentance for it, were not sufficient; more must be one to appease an angry God; and what that was the sailors desired to know. These words are inserted in a parenthesis with us, as if put by the writer of the book, pointing out the reason of the men’s request; but, according to Kimchi: they are their own words, giving a reason why they were so pressing upon him to know what they should do with him, “seeing the sea was going and stormy” f34 ; or more and more stormy; which seems right.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 8-12 - Jonah gave an account of his religion, for that was his business. We may hope that he told with sorrow and shame, justifying God, condemnin himself, and explaining to the mariners what a great God Jehovah is They said to him, Why hast thou done this? If thou fearest the God tha made the sea and the dry land, why wast thou such a fool as to thin thou couldst flee from his presence? If the professors of religion d wrong, they will hear it from those who make no such profession. When sin has raised a storm, and laid us under the tokens of God' displeasure, we must consider what is to be done to the sin that raise the storm. Jonah uses the language of true penitents, who desire tha none but themselves may fare the worse for their sins and follies Jonah sees this to be the punishment of his iniquity, he accepts it and justifies God in it. When conscience is awakened, and a stor raised, nothing will turn it into a calm but parting with the sin tha caused the disturbance. Parting with our money will not pacify the conscience, the Jonah must be thrown overboard.
Original Hebrew ויאמרו 559 אליו 413 מה 4100 נעשׂה 6213 לך וישׁתק 8367 הים 3220 מעלינו 5921 כי 3588 הים 3220 הולך 1980 וסער׃ 5590