Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约拿书 4

1这事令约拿十分不悦,非常恼怒。 他向耶和华祷告说:“耶和华啊,我在家乡的时候岂不早就说过你会这样做吗?我知道你是一位有恩典、有怜悯的上帝,不轻易发怒,充满慈爱,不忍心降灾,所以我才急速逃往他施。 耶和华啊,求你收回我的性命吧,我死了比活着还好!” 耶和华对他说:“你这样大发脾气合理吗?”

于是,约拿跑到城外,在城东为自己搭了一个棚,坐在棚下荫凉处,要看看尼尼微城究竟会怎样。 后来,耶和华上帝安排了一棵蓖麻迅速地长起来,为约拿遮荫,使他的头免受日晒。约拿因有这棵蓖麻而非常欢喜。 第二天黎明的时候,上帝却安排了一条虫来咬这棵蓖麻,蓖麻就枯萎了。 太阳出来的时候,上帝刮起燥热的东风,烈日把约拿晒得发昏,他就再次求死说:“我死了比活着还好!”

上帝对约拿说:“你为这棵蓖麻大发脾气合理吗?”约拿回答说:“我就是气死了也合理。” 10 耶和华说:“这棵蓖麻不是你种的,也不是你栽培的,它在一夜之间长成,又在一夜之间死去,你尚且如此爱惜, 11 我怎能不爱惜这尼尼微大城呢?城中单是连左右手都分不清的人就有十二万多,还有许多的牲畜。”

Amplified Bible

Jonah 4

Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked

1But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still in my country? That is why I ran to Tarshish, because I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and great in lovingkindness, and [when sinners turn to You] You revoke the [sentence of] disaster [against them]. Therefore now, O Lord, just take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” Then the Lord said, “Do you have a good reason to be angry?”

Then Jonah went out of the city and sat east of it. There he made himself a shelter and sat under its shade so that he could see what would happen in the city. So the Lord God prepared a [a]plant and it grew up over Jonah, to be a shade over his head to spare him from discomfort. And Jonah was extremely happy about [the protection of] the plant. But God prepared a worm when morning dawned the next day, and it attacked the plant and it withered. When the sun came up God prepared a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah’s head so that he fainted and he wished to die, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”

Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have a good reason to be angry about [the loss of] the plant?” And he said, “I have a [very] good reason to be angry, angry enough to die!” 10 Then the Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. 11 Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 [innocent] persons, who do not know the difference between their right and left hand [and are not yet accountable for sin], as well as many [blameless] animals?”

Notas al pie

  1. Jonah 4:6 Probably a castor oil plant.