約拿是古時以色列的先知。上

主告訴他去尼尼微城警告那裡
的人,因為他們罪大惡極,他
們的城市將會在被毀。

Jonah was a prophet of God.
God told Jonah to go to Nineveh
and warn the people that
because of their great
wickedness, the city of Nineveh
would be destroyed.

初時,約拿不想服從這個預
言,並企圖逃離上主。
但是上主在海上忽然颳起大
風,於是海中狂風大作,船
幾乎要破裂了。 水手都很
懼怕。

At first, Jonah did not want
to obey and so ran away
from God.
God sent a strong wind and a
terrible storm. The storm
shook the boat back and forth
and the sailors were terrified!

約拿對他們說:
“你們把我抬起
來,投在海裡,
海浪就會平靜,
因為我知道,這
場大風暴臨到你
們,是為了我的
緣故。”

Jonah told them,
“The storm is my
fault. Throw me
into the sea and
the storm will
stop.”

於是水手把約拿抬起來,投在海裡,怒濤就平息了。
The sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the sea. Immediately, the sea
became calm.

上帝預備了一條大
魚吞下約拿。

God sent a big fish
to swallow Jonah.

約拿留在那裡三天,有很多時間思考和祈禱。
Jonah was in the fish for three days. He prayed and asked God to forgive him.

三天後,魚就把約拿
吐在陸地上。
約拿最後還是決定順
服上主的命令去尼尼
微。

God told the fish to
spit Jonah out on dry
land.
Then Jonah finally
decided to obey
God’s command and
go to Nineveh.

聽了約拿述及厄運既將降臨的消息之後,尼尼微城的居民就信了上帝。 上帝
看見他們所作的,就是悔改離開惡行,不把所說的災禍降在他們身上了。
The people of Nineveh listened to Jonah, believed what he had to say and repented.
When God saw the people changed their evil ways, he forgave them and did not
destroy their city.

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