Jonah:Chapter 1


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約納 Jonah
1那時,上主的話傳給阿米泰的兒子約納說: 1Now the word of the Lord came to Jonas the son of Amathi, saying:
2「你起身往尼尼微大城去,向他們宣佈:他們的邪惡已達到我前。」 2Arise, and go to Ninive the great city, and preach in it: for the wickedness thereof is come up before me.
3約納卻起身,想躲開上主的面,逃到塔爾史士去;遂下到約培,找到一隻要開往塔爾史士的船,繳了船費,上了船,同他們往塔爾史士去,好躲開上主的面。 3And Jonas rose up to flee into Tharsis from the face of the Lord, and he went down to Joppe, and found a ship going to Tharsis: and he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tharsis from the face of the Lord.
4但是上主卻使海上起了大風,海中風浪大作,那隻船眼看就要被擊破。 4But the Lord sent a great wind into the sea: and a great tempest was raised in the sea, and the ship was in danger to be broken.
5水手們都驚惶起來,每人呼求自己的神,並將船上的貨物拋在海裏,為減輕載重。約納卻下到船艙,躺下沉睡了。 5And the mariners were afraid, and the men cried to their god: and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: and Jonas went down into the inner part of the ship, and fell into a deep sleep.
6船長走到他跟前,向他說:「怎麼,你還在睡覺?起來,呼求你的神罷!你的神也許會眷念我們,使我們不致喪亡。 6And the shipmaster came to him, and said to him: Why art thou fast asleep? rise up, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think of us, that we may not perish.
7他們彼此說:「來,我們抽籤,以便知道,我們遇到這場災禍,是因誰的緣故。」他們便抽籤,約納竟抽中了。 7And they said every one to his fellow: Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know why this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonas.
8他們向他說:「請告訴我們:我們遇到這場災禍,是因什麼緣故?你是幹什麼的?從那裏來?你是什麼地方的人?屬於那一個民族?」 8And they said to him: Tell us for what cause this evil is upon us, what is thy business? of what country art thou? and whither goest thou? or of what people art thou?
9他回答他們說:「我是個希伯來人,我敬畏的,是那創造海洋和陸地的上天的上主天主。」 9And he said to them: I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord the God of heaven, who made both the sea and the dry land.
10那些人都很害怕,就對他說:「怎麼你作了這事?」人們都知道,他是從天主面前逃跑的,因為他已經告訴了他們。 10And the men were greatly afraid, and they said to him: Why hast thou done this? (for the men knew that he fled from the face of the Lord: because he had told them.)
11他們又向他說:「我們該怎樣處置你,纔能使海為我們而平靜?」因為,海越來越洶湧了。 11And they said to him: What shall we do to thee, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea flowed and swelled.
12他對他們說:「你們舉起我,將我拋在海裏,海就會為你們平靜下來,因為我知道,這場大風暴,臨到你們身上,只是因了我的緣故。」 12And he said to them: Take me up, and cast me into the sea, and the sea shall be calm to you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
13眾人雖然盡力搖櫓,想回到海岸,卻是不能,因為海上風暴,越來越洶湧。 13And the men rowed hard to return to land, but they were not able: because the sea tossed and swelled upon them.
14所以他們便呼求上主說:「上主!求你不要因這一個人的性命,使我們全都喪亡;不要將無辜者的血,歸在我們身上,因為你是上主,就按你的意願作罷!」 14And they cried to the Lord, and said: We beseech thee, O Lord, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.
15他們於是舉起約納,將他拋在海裏,海遂平靜。 15And they took Jonas, and cast him into the sea, and the sea ceased from raging.
16眾人都極其敬畏上主,遂向上主獻祭,許下誓願。 16And the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and sacrificed victims to the Lord, and made vows.




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