Jonah 1:15-17 King James Version (KJV) 15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging. 16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows. 17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Jonah 1:15-17 International Children’s Bible (ICB) 15 Then the men picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea. So the sea became calm. 16 Then they began to fear the Lord very much. They offered a sacrifice to the Lord. They also made promises to him. 17 And the Lord caused a very big fish to swallow Jonah. Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights. International Children’s Bible (ICB) The Holy Bible, International Children’s Bible® Copyright© 1986, 1988, 1999, 2015 by Tommy Nelson™, a division of Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. These are my thoughts, please share yours. 15 This was something they didn’t want to do but had to, the storms of life that come running from God will follow us where we go. 16 They did this for repentance, this shows that they were more genuine then Jonah was, they were sorrowful for what they had to do. We should be this same way everytime we sin. 17 So God had Jonah swallowed by a fish, instead of having him die, this was to break him so that he would go to Nineveh as the Lord wanted from Him. Sometimes the Lord has to break us.