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THE HISTORY OF JONAS
5   Then came the Shipmaster to Ionas in hast, Saying thou sluggard why sleepest thou so? We being in danger away to be cast,
Rise, pray to thy God to release our great woe.
for well you may see,
that likely we be, Each one to be drowned without remedy, Sinne is the cause of sorrow and care: But God through repentance, &c.
6   Then each vnto his fellow did say,
Come let vs cast lots betweene vs each one, To know for which of our sinnes this day, This grieuous tempest vpon vs is blowne.
Then truth for to tell,
when wisely and well, The lots were all cast, vpon Ionas it fell. Sinne is the cause of great sorrow and care, But God through repentance, &c.
7   When they perceiued the lot to fall so, They asked of Ionas immediatly:
from whence he did come and where he would goe, Where he was borne and in what countrie.
then Ionas replide,
and neuer denide, But all the whole truth vnto them discride, Sinne is the cause of great sorrow and care, But God through repentance, &c.
8   I am an Hebrew you shall vnderstand, And the Lord God of heauen I onely serue: Which made the sea and eke the dry land, But from his commandement late I did swarue.
In seeking to flie,
from his maiestie, He hath laid vpon me this great misery. Sinne is the cause of sorrow and care, But God through repentance, &c.
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