Jonah 1:1-6 – Parallel Edition with Original & Modern Spelling

Image of Jonah 1:1-6 as translated by William Tyndale

Scroll down to see the ORIGINAL and MODERN SPELLING translations of the verses shown on the image above. The image shows the Book of Jonah as published by William Tyndale around 1530 or 1531.

ORIGINAL SPELLING OF TYNDALE’S BIBLE TRANSLATION:

BOOK OF JONAH 1:1-6

¶The Storie of the prophete Jonas.
The first Chapter.

1:1 ¶ The worde of the lorde came un to the prophete Jonas the sonne of Amithai sayenge: 1:2 ryse & gett the to Nineve that greate citie & preach un to them / how that theyr wekednesse is come upp before me.

1:3 ¶ And Jonas made him ready to fle to Tharsis from the presens of the lorde / & gatt hym downe to Ioppe / and founde there a sheppe ready to goo to Tharsis / & payed his fare / & went aborde / to goo with them to Tharsis from the presens of the lorde.

1:4 ¶ But the lorde hurled a greate winde into the se / so that there was a myghtie tempest in the se: in so moch that the shepp was lyke to goo in peces. 1:5 And the mariners were afrayed & cried every man un to his god, & cast out the goodes that were in the sheppe in to the
se / to lighten it of them. But Jonas gatt him under the hatches & layed him downe and slombrede.
1:6 And the master of the sheppe came to him & sayd un to him / why slomberest thou? upp / & call un to thy god / that God maye thinke on us / that we perish not.

  MODERN SPELLING OF TYNDALE’S BIBLE TRANSLATION:

BOOK OF JONAH 1:1-6

¶The Story of the Prophet Jonah
The First Chapter

1:1 ¶ The word of the Lord came unto the prophet Jonah the son of Amittai saying: 1:2 rise & get thee to Nineveh that great city & preach unto them, how that their wickedness is come up before me.

1:3 ¶ And Jonah made him ready to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, & gat him down to Joppa, and found there a ship ready to go to Tarshish, & paid his fare, & went aboard, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

1:4 ¶ But the Lord hurled a great wind into the sea, so that there was a mighty tempest in the sea: insomuch that the ship was like to go in pieces. 1:5 And the mariners were afraid & cried every man unto his god, & cast out the goods that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah gat him under the hatches & laid him down and slumbered. 1:6 And the master of the ship came to him & said unto him, Why slumberest thou? Up, & call unto thy God, that God may think on us, that we perish not.

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Published on Saturday, September 1, 2018

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Rise & Get Thee to Nineveh (Jonah 1)

Jonah-Chap1-1531

William Tyndale published the book of Jonah around 1531. It was probably printed in Antwerp where he had earlier published the Five Books of Moses (Pentateuch) in 1530.

Below you will find the title page (Page 1), the first few lines of the prologue (Page 2-exerpt) entitled: “W.T. vn to the Christen reader” and the first few verses of Jonah, Chapter 1 (Page 40-exerpt). Tyndale’s Prologue was 38 pages long – much longer than the book of Jonah itself – which is only 4 short chapters and consisting of 7 pages in this printing from 1531.

Page 1 – Original Spelling

¶ The prophete
Ionas / with an introduccion before teachinge to vnderstonde him and the right vse also of all the scripture / and why it was written / and what is therin to be sought / and shewenge wherewith the scripture is locked vpp that he which readeth it / can not vnderstonde it / though he studie therin neuer so moch: and agayne with what keyes it is so opened / that the reader can be stopped out with no sotilte or false doctrine of man / from the true sense and vnderstondynge therof.

Page 2 (exerpt) – Original Spelling

W. T. vn to the Christen reader.

As the envious Philistenes stopped the welles of Abraham and filled them vpp with erth / to put the memoriall out of minde / to the entent that they might chalenge the grounde: even so the fleshly minded ypocrites stoppe vpp the vaynes of life which are in the scripture / with the erth of theyr tradicions / false similitudes & lienge allegories: & that of like zele / to make the scripture theyr awne possession & marchaundice: and so shutt vpp the kingdome of heven which is Gods worde nether enteringe in them selues nor soferinge them that wolde.

Page 40 (exerpt) – Original Spelling

¶ The Storie of the prophete Ionas.

The first Chapter.

The worde of the lorde came vn to the prophete Ionas the sonne of Amithai sayenge: ryse & gett the to Niniue that greate citie & preach vn to them / how that theyr wekednesse is come vpp before me.

¶ And Ionas made him ready to fle to Tharsis from the presens of the lorde / & gatt hym downe to Ioppe / and founde there a sheppe ready to goo to Tharsis / & payed his fare / & went aborde / to goo with them to Tharsis from the presens of the lorde.

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