So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea stopped its raging. Bible other translations

“and hurled him.” This is the same word as “hurled” in Jonah 1:4 (see commentary on Jonah 1:4).

“and the sea stopped its raging.” This was clearly a miracle. The storm did not simply abate over time, but as soon as Jonah was in the water the storm stopped. This was clearly a sign to the sailors of the power and presence of Jonah’s God, Yahweh. The reduplication of the vocabulary in Jonah 1:16 shows the intensity of the sailors thoughts and actions: they feared Yahweh with fear, sacrificed a sacrifice, and vowed vows.

Commentary for: Jonah 1:15