SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:16 Y temieron aquellos hombres al SEÑOR con gran temor; y ofrecieron sacrificio al SEÑOR, y prometieron votos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jonah 1:16 Verse 16. Offered a sacrifice] The first perhaps ever offered on board a vessel since the ark floated on the waters of the great deluge; and it is most probable that these heathens, witnessing what was done, became sincere converts to the true God.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly , etc.] This was not a natural fear, as before, but a religious one; and not a servile fear, or a fear of punishment, but a reverential godly fear; for they feared him, not only because they saw his power in raising and stilling the tempest, but his goodness to them in saving them: and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord ; a spiritual sacrifice; the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for a safe deliverance from the storm; for other sort of sacrifice they seemed not to have materials for; since they had thrown overboard what they had in the ship to lighten it, unless there might be anything left fit for this purpose; but rather, if it is to be understood of a ceremonial sacrifice, it was offered when they went out of the ship, according to the gloss of Aben Ezra; or they solemnly declared they would, as soon as they came to land; to which sense is the Targum, “and they said, they would offer a sacrifice:” and agreeably to this the words may be rendered, with what follows, thus, “and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord”, that is, and made vows ; they vowed that they would offer a sacrifice when arrived in their own country, or should return to Judea, and come to Jerusalem. So the Hebrew w , “vau”, is often used f38 , as exegetical and explanative; though many interpreters understand the vows as distinct from the sacrifice; and that they vowed that the God of the Hebrews should be their God, and that they would for the future serve and worship him only; that they would become proselytes, as Jarchi; or give alms to the poor, as Kimchi; as an evidence of their sense of gratitude to God, the author of their mercies. If these men were truly converted, as it seems as if they were, they were great gainers by this providence; for though they lost their worldly goods, they found what was infinitely better, God to be their God and portion, and all spiritual good thing a with him; and it may be observed of the wise and wonderful providence of God, that though Jonah refused to go and preach to the Gentiles at Nineveh, for which he was corrected; yet God made this dispensation a means of converting other Gentiles.
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 וייראו 3372 האנשׁים 376 יראה 3373 גדולה 1419 את 853 יהוה 3068 ויזבחו 2076 זבח 2077 ליהוה 3068 וידרו 5087 נדרים׃ 5088