SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:14 Y clamaron al SEÑOR, y dijeron: Te rogamos ahora, SEÑOR, que no perezcamos nosotros por el alma de este hombre, ni pongas sobre nosotros la sangre inocente; porque tú, SEÑOR, has hecho como has querido.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jonah 1:14 Verse 14. They cried unto the Lord] Under a conviction that he was the self-existing Being, the Maker of the heavens and the earth, and the author of the present storm, they put up their prayers to him.
Let us not perish for this man's life] They were now about to cast him overboard; but seemed to call God to witness that it was with the utmost reluctance, and only in obedience to his command. There is a parallel passage in the Argonautics, which has been quoted to illustrate this:- polla de mermhrizon eni fresi peukalimhsi, h men apofqiswsi, kai icqusi kurma balwsin ainolech mhdeian, apotreywsi dÆ erinnun. Ver. 1171.
"And much they doubted, in their prudent minds, Whether to kill and cast a prey to fishes Wretched Medea, and avert their fate." See Newcome.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 14. Wherefore they cried unto the Lord , etc.] Not unto their gods, but unto the true Jehovah, the God of Jonah, and of the Hebrews; whom they now, by this providence, and Jonah’s discourse, had some convictions and knowledge of as the true God; and therefore direct their prayer to him, before they cast the prophet into the sea: and said, we beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee ; which repetition shows the ardent, vehemence, and earnestness of their minds in prayer: let us not perish for this man’s life ; they were in the utmost perplexity of mind, not knowing well what to do; they saw they must perish by the storm, if they saved his life; and they were afraid their should perish, if they took it away; and which yet they were obliged to do; and therefore had no other way left but to pray to the Lord they might not perish for it; or it be reckoned as their crime, and imputed to them, as follows: and lay not upon us innocent blood ; for so it was to them; he had done no hurt to them since he had been with them, except in being the cause of the storm, whereby they had suffered the loss of their goods; however, had not been guilty of anything worthy of death, as they could observe; and as for his offence against God, they were not sufficient judges of, and must leave it with him: the light of nature teaches men to be tender of the lives of fellow creatures, and to avoid shedding of innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee ; it appeared to them to be the wilt of God that he should be cast into the sea; from the storm that was raised on his account; from the determination of the lot; from the confession of Jonah, and his declaration of the will of God in this matter, as a prophet of his: they did not pretend to account for it; it was a secret to them why it should be; but it was no other than what he would have done; and therefore they hoped no blame would be laid on them.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-17 - The mariners rowed against wind and tide, the wind of God' displeasure, the tide of his counsel; but it is in vain to think of saving ourselves any other way than by destroying our sins. Eve natural conscience cannot but dread blood-guiltiness. And when we ar led by Providence God does what he pleases, and we ought to be satisfied, though it may not please us. Throwing Jonah into the sea pu an end to the storm. God will not afflict for ever, He will onl contend till we submit and turn from our sins. Surely these heathe mariners will rise up in judgment against many called Christians, wh neither offer prayers when in distress, nor thanksgiving for signa deliverances. The Lord commands all creatures, and can make any of the serve his designs of mercy to his people. Let us see this salvation of the Lord, and admire his power, that he could thus save a drowning man and his pity, that he would thus save one who was running from him, an had offended him. It was of the Lord's mercies that Jonah was no consumed. Jonah was alive in the fish three days and nights: to natur this was impossible, but to the God of nature all things are possible Jonah, by this miraculous preservation, was made a type of Christ; a our blessed Lord himself declared, Mt 12:40 __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויקראו 7121 אל 413 יהוה 3068 ויאמרו 559 אנה 577 יהוה 3068 אל 408 נא 4994 נאבדה 6 בנפשׁ 5315 האישׁ 376 הזה 2088 ואל 408 תתן 5414 עלינו 5921 דם 1818 נקיא 5355 כי 3588 אתה 859 יהוה 3068 כאשׁר 834 חפצת 2654 עשׂית׃ 6213