Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea worked, and was tempestuous against them.
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Nevertheless the. There was great humanity and tender feeling in these men. They were probably affected deeply with the candid confession, the disinterested, submissive conduct of the disobedient prophet, and were unwilling to cast him into the deep, until they found that every effort to save themselves was in vain.