Jonah flees from the Lord
1The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.’
3But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
4Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. 5All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.
But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. 6The captain went to him and said, ‘How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish.’
7Then the sailors said to each other, ‘Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.’ They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. 8So they asked him, ‘Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What kind of work do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?’
9He answered, ‘I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.’
10This terrified them and they asked, ‘What have you done?’ (They knew he was running away from the Lord, because he had already told them so.)
11The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, ‘What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?’
12‘Pick me up and throw me into the sea,’ he replied, ‘and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.’
13Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before. 14Then they cried out to the Lord, ‘Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.’ 15Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. 16At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows to him.
17Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jona Kũũrĩra Jehova
11:1 Math 12:39-41; 2Ath 14:25Na rĩrĩ, ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyakinyĩire Jona mũrũ wa Amitai, akĩĩrwo atĩrĩ: 2“Ũkĩra, ũthiĩ itũũra rĩrĩa inene rĩa Nineve,1:2 Itũũra rĩa Nineve rĩakirwo nĩ Nimurodi (Kĩam 10:11), na rĩgĩtuuo itũũra inene rĩa Ashuri nĩ Senakeribu. na ũrĩhunjĩrie ũkĩrĩkaanagia, nĩgũkorwo waganu warĩo nĩwambatĩte ũgakinya o harĩ niĩ.”
31:3 Thab 139:7; Josh 19:46; Thaam 4:13No Jona agĩũkĩra nĩguo orĩre Jehova, akĩerekera Tarishishi. Agĩikũrũka nginya Jopa na agĩkorerera marikabu yathiiaga Tarishishi. Aarĩkia kũrĩha thogora wa rũgendo, akĩingĩra marikabu nĩguo athiĩ Tarishishi, orĩre Jehova.
41:4 Thab 107:23-26; Atũm 27:18-19No rĩrĩ, Jehova akĩrehe rũhuho rũnene kũu iria-inĩ, gũkĩgĩa kĩhuhũkanio kĩnene mũno, hakuhĩ marikabu ĩyo yunĩkange. 5Atwari ayo othe makĩmaka na o mũndũ agĩkaĩra ngai yake; magĩcooka magĩikia mĩrigo iria-inĩ, nĩgeetha marikabu ĩhũthe.
No Jona nĩaikũrũkĩte kũu marikabu thĩinĩ, na agakoma toro mũnene. 61:6 Jon 3:8; Thab 107:28Tondũ ũcio mũnene wa marikabu agĩthiĩ harĩ we, akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wee ũngĩhota gũkoma atĩa? Ũkĩra ũkaĩre ngai yaku! No gũkorwo yahota gũtũigua twage gũthira.”
71:7 Josh 7:10-18; 1Sam 14:42Ningĩ atwari a marikabu makĩĩrana atĩrĩ, “Ũkai tũcuuke mĩtĩ nĩguo tũmenye nũũ ũrehete mũtino ũyũ.” Magĩcuuka mĩtĩ naguo mũtĩ ũkĩgwĩra Jona.
8Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Ta twĩre, nũũ ũtũmĩte thĩĩna ũyũ wothe ũtũkore? Wee-rĩ, ũrutaga wĩra ũrĩkũ? Uumĩte kũ? Wĩ wa bũrũri ũrĩkũ? Wĩ wa rũrĩrĩ rũrĩkũ?”
91:9 Thab 96:9; Atũm 17:24; Kĩam 1:9Nake Jona akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndĩ Mũhibirania na ndĩ mũhooi Jehova, Ngai wa igũrũ, ũrĩa wombire iria na thĩ nyũmũ.”
10Ũndũ ũcio ũkĩmeekĩra guoya, makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ atĩa wĩkĩte?” (Nĩmamenyete atĩ nĩ kũũra ooragĩra Jehova, tondũ nĩameerĩte ũguo.)
11Narĩo iria rĩgĩkĩrĩrĩria kũhuhũkania. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Ũkwenda tũgwĩke atĩa nĩgeetha tũhoorererwo nĩ iria?”
121:12 2Sam 24:17Nake akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Njoyai mũnjikie iria-inĩ na nĩrĩkũhoorera. Niĩ nĩnjũũĩ atĩ nĩ mahĩtia makwa matũmĩte kĩhuhũkanio gĩkĩ kĩnene kĩmũkore.”
13No andũ acio makĩĩrutanĩria mũno gũcookia marikabu yao hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia iria. No makĩremwo, nĩgũkorwo iria nĩrĩakĩrĩrĩirie kũhuhũkania makĩria ma ũrĩa rĩarĩ mbere. 141:14 Gũcook 21:8; Dan 4:35Nao magĩkaĩra Jehova makiuga atĩrĩ, “Twagũthaitha Wee Jehova, ndũkareke tũkue nĩ ũndũ wa muoyo wa mũndũ ũyũ. Ndũgatũcookererie mahĩtia ma kũũraga mũndũ ũtehĩtie, nĩgũkorwo Wee Jehova, wĩkĩte ũrĩa wonete arĩ wega.” 151:15 Luk 8:24Makĩoya Jona makĩmũikia iria-inĩ, narĩo iria rĩu rĩahurutanaga rĩkĩhoorera. 16Mona ũguo andũ acio magĩĩtigĩra Jehova mũno; na makĩrutĩra Jehova igongona, na makĩĩhĩta mĩĩhĩtwa mbere yake.
171:17 Mar 4:14; Math 12:40Nake Jehova agĩathĩrĩria thamaki nene mũno ĩmerie Jona, nake Jona agĩikara nda ya thamaki ĩyo matukũ matatũ, mũthenya na ũtukũ.