New International Reader's Version

Jonah 1:1-17

Jonah Runs Away From the Lord

1A message from the Lord came to Jonah, the son of Amittai. The Lord said, 2“Go to the great city of Nineveh. Preach against it. The sins of its people have come to my attention.”

3But Jonah ran away from the Lord. He headed for Tarshish. So he went down to the port of Joppa. There he found a ship that was going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went on board. Then he sailed for Tarshish. He was running away from the Lord.

4But the Lord sent a strong wind over the Mediterranean Sea. A wild storm came up. It was so wild that the ship was in danger of breaking apart. 5All the sailors were afraid. Each one cried out to his own god for help. They threw the ship’s contents into the sea. They were trying to make the ship lighter.

But Jonah had gone below deck. There he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. 6The captain went down to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call out to your god for help! Maybe he’ll pay attention to what’s happening to us. Then we won’t die.”

7Here is what the sailors said to one another. “Someone is to blame for getting us into all this trouble. Come. Let’s cast lots to find out who it is.” So they did. And Jonah was picked. 8They asked him, “What terrible thing have you done to bring all this trouble on us? Tell us. What do you do for a living? Where do you come from? What is your country? What people do you belong to?”

9He answered, “I’m a Hebrew. I worship the Lord. He is the God of heaven. He made the sea and the dry land.”

10They found out he was running away from the Lord. That’s because he had told them. Then they became terrified. So they asked him, “How could you do a thing like that?”

11The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down?”

12“Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied. “Then it will become calm. I know it’s my fault that this terrible storm has come on you.”

13But the men didn’t do what he said. Instead, they did their best to row back to land. But they couldn’t. The sea got even rougher than before. 14Then they cried out to the Lord. They prayed, “Please, Lord, don’t let us die for taking this man’s life. After all, he might not be guilty of doing anything wrong. So don’t hold us responsible for killing him. Lord, you always do what you want to.” 15Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard. And the stormy sea became calm. 16The men saw what had happened. Then they began to have great respect for the Lord. They offered a sacrifice to him. And they made promises to him.

Jonah Prays to the Lord

17Now the Lord sent a huge fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights.

Ang Pulong Sa Dios

Jonas 1:1-17

Wala Motuman si Jonas sa Ginoo

1Usa ka higayon niana, miingon ang Ginoo kang Jonas nga anak ni Amitai, 2“Adto sa dakong siyudad sa Nineve, ug ipadayag ang silot alang sa mga katawhan didto tungod kay midangat na kanako ang ilang kadaotan.” 3Apan miadto hinuon si Jonas sa Tarshish aron sa pag-ikyas sa Ginoo.1:3 pag-ikyas sa Ginoo: Tingali ang buot ipasabot, magpahilayo sa dapit diin nakigsulti ang Ginoo kaniya; o, magpahilayo sa Israel diin nagpadayag ang Ginoo sa iyang presensya sa templo. Milugsong siya sa Jopa ug nakakita siya didto ug barko nga mobiyahe paingon sa Tarshish. Busa mibayad siya sa plite ug misakay aron mahilayo sa Ginoo.

4Sa dihang naglawig na sila, nagpadala ang Ginoo ug kusog nga hangin sa dagat. Miunos ug kusog hangtod nga murag maguba na ang barko. 5Busa nangahadlok ang mga tripulante, ug ang matag usa kanila nagpakitabang sa ilang mga dios. Gipanglabay nila ang mga karga sa dagat aron mogaan ang barko.

Nakanaog na kaniadto si Jonas sa ubos nga bahin sa barko ug naghigda didto hangtod nga nahinanok siya pag-ayo. 6Unya miadto kaniya ang kapitan sa barko ug miingon, “Nakahimo ka pa sa pagtulog? Bangon, ug pangayo ug tabang sa imong dios! Basin pa ug malooy siya kanato, ug tabangan niya kita nga dili kita mangamatay.”

7Unya nagaingnanay ang mga tripulante, “Dali magripa kita aron mahibaloan nato kon kinsa ang hinungdan niining katalagman nga midangat kanato.” Busa nagripa sila, ug si Jonas ang natungnan. 8Unya miingon sila kaniya, “Palihog, sultihi kami kon nganong midangat kining katalagman kanato, ug unsa ang imong trabaho ug taga-asa ka. Sultihi kami kon unsa ang imong nasod ug kaliwat.” 9Mitubag si Jonas, “Usa ako ka Hebreohanon ug nagsimba ako sa Ginoo, ang Dios sa langit1:9 Dios sa langit: o, Dios nga anaa sa langit; o, Dios nga naghimo sa langit; o, Dios nga labaw sa tanan. nga naghimo sa dagat ug sa yuta.” 10Gisultihan sila ni Jonas nga miikyas siya sa Ginoo. Busa nangahadlok pag-ayo ang mga tripulante. Miingon sila kaniya, “Unsa kining imong gibuhat?”

11Sa dihang midagko ang mga balod, miingon ang mga tripulante kang Jonas, “Unsay among buhaton kanimo aron mokalma ang dagat ug dili na makaperwisyo kanamo?” 12Mitubag siya kanila, “Alsaha ninyo ako ug itambog sa dagat aron molinaw kini. Nasayod ako nga ako ang hinungdan kon nganong midangat kaninyo kining kusog nga bagyo.” 13Apan wala nila gisunod si Jonas; naningkamot hinuon sila pagbugsay aron makaabot sa baybayon. Apan wala nila kini mahimo kay misamot pa gayod paghapak kanila ang kusog nga mga balod. 14Busa nanawag sila sa Ginoo. “O Ginoo, nagapakilooy kami kanimo, ayaw kami siloti tungod sa among pagahimuon kang Jonas. Ayaw kami paningli sa pagpatay sa usa ka inosenteng tawo tungod kay nasayod kami nga kining nahitabo imong pagbuot.” 15Busa gialsa nila si Jonas ug gitambog sa dagat, ug diha-diha milinaw ang dagat. 16Tungod niini, nahadlok gayod pag-ayo sa Ginoo ang mga tawo. Busa naghatag sila ug mga halad ug naghimo ug panaad kaniya.

17Nagpadala ang Ginoo ug dako nga isda sa paglamoy kang Jonas, ug didto siya sa tiyan sa isda sulod sa tulo ka adlaw ug tulo ka gabii.