(Jonah 1:1-3 NIV)The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: (2) “Go to the great city of
Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”(3) But Jonah ran
away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound
for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
(Jonah 1:5 NIV) All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the
cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell
into a deep sleep.