約拿書 1

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 約拿違命耶和華的話臨到亞米太的兒子約拿,說:

2 “起來!到尼尼微大城去,警告其中的居民,因為他們的惡行已經達到我面前。”

3 可是約拿卻起來,要逃往他施去,躲避耶和華;他下到約帕,找到了一隻要開往他施去的船;他給了錢,就上船(“上船”原文作“下船”),要和他們同往他施去,離開耶和華。

4 海起大風但是耶和華在海上忽然颳起大風,於是海中狂風大作,船幾乎要破裂了。

5 水手都很懼怕,各人向自己的神大聲呼求;他們為了減輕船的重量,就把船上的東西拋在海裡,可是約拿卻下了船艙,躺著熟睡了。

6 船長走到他面前,對他說:“你怎麼啦!睡得那麼熟?快起來,求告你的 神吧!或者 神會記念我們,使我們不至於喪命!”

7 約拿受罰水手就彼此說:“來吧!讓我們抽籤,好知道這場災禍臨到我們,是因誰的緣故。”於是他們抽籤,結果抽中了約拿。

8 他們就對約拿說:“請告訴我們,這場災禍臨到我們,是因誰的緣故?你是作甚麼的?你從哪裡來?你是哪一國的人?哪一族的人?”

9 他回答說:“我是希伯來人,我敬畏耶和華天上的 神,就是那創造海洋和陸地的。”

10 眾人就大大懼怕,對他說:“你為甚麼這樣作呢?(“你為甚麼這樣作呢?”或譯:“你作的是甚麼呢?”)”那些人知道他躲避耶和華,原來約拿告訴了他們。

11 因為海浪越來越洶湧,他們又對他說:“我們該怎樣處置你,才能叫海浪平靜呢?”

12 他回答說:“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。”

13 那些人雖然破浪掙扎,要把船靠岸,卻是不能,因為海浪不斷洶湧撲來。

14 他們就呼求耶和華,說:“耶和華啊!我們懇求你,不要因這人叫我們喪命;不要把無辜人的血歸在我們身上,因為你耶和華是照自己所喜悅的行事。”

15 於是他們把約拿抬起來,投在海裡,怒濤就平息了。

16 那些人就大大敬畏耶和華,向他獻祭和許願。

17 耶和華卻安排了一條大魚,把約拿吞下。約拿就在魚腹中三日三夜。(本節在《馬索拉抄本》為2:1)

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 211


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 901, 1188, 1343, 1709, 2606, 2788, 4495, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 505

Sacred Scripture 29

真實的基督徒信仰 211


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 532, 622

Spiritual Experiences 1391

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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