SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:4 Â¶ Mas el SEÑOR hizo levantar un gran viento en el mar, y se hizo una gran tempestad en el mar, que la nave pensó ser quebrada.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jonah 1:4 Verse 4. A great wind] They were overtaken with a storm, which appears from the sequel to have come by the immediate direction of God.
Like to be broken] They had nearly suffered shipwreck.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 4. But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea , etc.] He took a wind out of his treasures, and hurled it, as the word signifies, into the sea: “into that sea” f22 ; that part of it where the ship was Jonah was in.
Winds are at the command of God, which he raises at his pleasure, and fulfil his will, and are servants of his that obey his orders: this here was sent in pursuit of Jonah, to stop him in his voyage, when he thought he had got clear off, and was safe enough. The Jews say this was done when he had been one day’s voyage: and there was a great tempest in the sea ; which caused the waves to rise and roar, and become very tumultuous: this wind was an extraordinary one, like that “laelaps” or storm of wind which came down into the sea when the disciples of Christ were on it in a ship; or like the “Euroclydon”, in which the Apostle Paul was, ( Acts 27:14); so that the ship was like to be broken ; it was in danger of it; it seemed as if it would, the waves of the sea were so strong, and beat so hard upon it. It is in the original text, “the ship thought [it should be] broken” f24 ; that is, the men in it; they that had the management of it thought nothing less but that it would be dashed to pieces, and all their goods and lives lost; so great was the hurricane occasioned by the wind the Lord sent. It may be rendered, “that ship was like”, etc. The Jews have a notion that other ships passed to and fro in great tranquillity, and this only was in distress.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 4-7 - God sent a pursuer after Jonah, even a mighty tempest. Sin bring storms and tempests into the soul, into the family, into churches an nations; it is a disquieting, disturbing thing. Having called upo their gods for help, the sailors did what they could to hel themselves. Oh that men would be thus wise for their souls, and woul be willing to part with that wealth, pleasure, and honour, which the cannot keep without making shipwreck of faith and a good conscience and ruining their souls for ever! Jonah was fast asleep. Sin i stupifying, and we are to take heed lest at any time our hearts ar hardened by the deceitfulness of it. What do men mean by sleeping on i sin, when the word of God and the convictions of their own consciences warn them to arise and call on the Lord, if they would escap everlasting misery? Should not we warn each other to awake, to arise to call upon our God, if so be he will deliver us? The sailor concluded the storm was a messenger of Divine justice sent to some on in that ship. Whatever evil is upon us at any time, there is a caus for it; and each must pray, Lord, show me wherefore thou contendes with me. The lot fell upon Jonah. God has many ways of bringing to light hidden sins and sinners, and making manifest that folly which wa thought to be hid from the eyes of all living.
Original Hebrew ויהוה 3068 הטיל 2904 רוח 7307 גדולה 1419 אל 413 הים 3220 ויהי 1961 סער 5591 גדול 1419 בים 3220 והאניה 591 חשׁבה 2803 להשׁבר׃ 7665