يُونَان 1

وَصَارَ قَوْلُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى يُونَانَ بْنِ أَمِتَّايَ قَائِلًا: ١ 1
Now the word of Yahweh came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying,
«قُمِ ٱذْهَبْ إِلَى نِينَوَى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلْعَظِيمَةِ وَنَادِ عَلَيْهَا، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ صَعِدَ شَرُّهُمْ أَمَامِي». ٢ 2
“Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and speak out against it, because their wickedness has risen up before me.”
فَقَامَ يُونَانُ لِيَهْرُبَ إِلَى تَرْشِيشَ مِنْ وَجْهِ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَنَزَلَ إِلَى يَافَا وَوَجَدَ سَفِينَةً ذَاهِبَةً إِلَى تَرْشِيشَ، فَدَفَعَ أُجْرَتَهَا وَنَزَلَ فِيهَا، لِيَذْهَبَ مَعَهُمْ إِلَى تَرْشِيشَ مِنْ وَجْهِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٣ 3
But Jonah got up to run away from the presence of Yahweh and go to Tarshish. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and boarded the ship to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of Yahweh.
فَأَرْسَلَ ٱلرَّبُّ رِيحًا شَدِيدَةً إِلَى ٱلْبَحْرِ، فَحَدَثَ نَوْءٌ عَظِيمٌ فِي ٱلْبَحْرِ حَتَّى كَادَتِ ٱلسَّفِينَةُ تَنْكَسِرُ. ٤ 4
But Yahweh sent out a great wind on the sea and it became a mighty storm on the sea. Soon it appeared that the ship was going to be broken up.
فَخَافَ ٱلْمَّلَاحُونَ وَصَرَخُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ إِلَى إِلَهِهِ، وَطَرَحُوا ٱلْأَمْتِعَةَ ٱلَّتِي فِي ٱلسَّفِينَةِ إِلَى ٱلْبَحْرِ لِيُخَفِّفُوا عَنْهُمْ. وَأَمَّا يُونَانُ فَكَانَ قَدْ نَزَلَ إِلَى جَوْفِ ٱلسَّفِينَةِ وَٱضْطَجَعَ وَنَامَ نَوْمًا ثَقِيلًا. ٥ 5
Then the sailors became very afraid and each man cried out to his own god. They threw the ship's cargo into the sea to lighten it. But Jonah had gone down into the innermost parts of the ship, and he was lying there deeply asleep.
فَجَاءَ إِلَيْهِ رَئِيسُ ٱلنُّوتِيَّةِ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «مَا لَكَ نَائِمًا؟ قُمِ ٱصْرُخْ إِلَى إِلَهِكَ عَسَى أَنْ يَفْتَكِرَ ٱلإِلَهُ فِينَا فَلَا نَهْلِكَ». ٦ 6
So the captain came to him and said to him, “What are you doing sleeping? Get up! Call upon your god! Maybe your god will notice us and we will not perish.”
وَقَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ: «هَلُمَّ نُلْقِي قُرَعًا لِنَعْرِفَ بِسَبَبِ مَنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْبَلِيَّةُ». فَأَلْقَوْا قُرَعًا، فَوَقَعَتِ ٱلْقُرْعَةُ عَلَى يُونَانَ. ٧ 7
They all said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots, so that we may know who is the cause of this evil that is happening to us.” So they threw lots, and the lot fell to Jonah.
فَقَالُوا لَهُ: «أَخْبِرْنَا بِسَبَبِ مَنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْمُصِيبَةُ عَلَيْنَا؟ مَا هُوَ عَمَلُكَ؟ وَمِنْ أَيْنَ أَتَيْتَ؟ مَا هِيَ أَرْضُكَ؟ وَمِنْ أَيِّ شَعْبٍ أَنْتَ؟» ٨ 8
Then they said to Jonah, “Please tell us who is the cause of this evil that is happening to us. What is your occupation, and where did you come from? What is your country, and from which people are you?”
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «أَنَا عِبْرَانِيٌّ، وَأَنَا خَائِفٌ مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ ٱلَّذِي صَنَعَ ٱلْبَحْرَ وَٱلْبَرَّ». ٩ 9
Jonah said to them, “I am a Hebrew; and I fear Yahweh, the God of heaven, who has made the sea and the dry land.”
فَخَافَ ٱلرِّجَالُ خَوْفًا عَظِيمًا، وَقَالُوا لَهُ: «لِمَاذَا فَعَلْتَ هَذَا؟» فَإِنَّ ٱلرِّجَالَ عَرَفُوا أَنَّهُ هَارِبٌ مِنْ وَجْهِ ٱلرَّبِّ، لِأَنَّهُ أَخْبَرَهُمْ. ١٠ 10
Then the men were even more afraid and said to Jonah, “What is this that you have done?” For the men knew that he was running away from the presence of Yahweh, because he had told them.
فَقَالُوا لَهُ: «مَاذَا نَصْنَعُ بِكَ لِيَسْكُنَ ٱلْبَحْرُ عَنَّا؟» لِأَنَّ ٱلْبَحْرَ كَانَ يَزْدَادُ ٱضْطِرَابًا. ١١ 11
Then they said to Jonah, “What should we do to you so that the sea will calm down for us?” For the sea became more and more violent.
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «خُذُونِي وَٱطْرَحُونِي فِي ٱلْبَحْرِ فَيَسْكُنَ ٱلْبَحْرُ عَنْكُمْ، لِأَنَّنِي عَالِمٌ أَنَّهُ بِسَبَبِي هَذَا ٱلنَّوْءُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ عَلَيْكُمْ». ١٢ 12
Jonah said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will be calm for you, for I know that it is because of me that this great storm is happening to you.”
وَلَكِنَّ ٱلرِّجَالَ جَذَفُوا لِيُرَجِّعُوا ٱلسَّفِينَةَ إِلَى ٱلْبَرِّ فَلَمْ يَسْتَطِيعُوا، لِأَنَّ ٱلْبَحْرَ كَانَ يَزْدَادُ ٱضْطِرَابًا عَلَيْهِمْ. ١٣ 13
Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to get them back to the land, but they could not do it because the sea was becoming more and more violent against them.
فَصَرَخُوا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ وَقَالُوا: «آهِ يَارَبُّ، لَا نَهْلِكْ مِنْ أَجْلِ نَفْسِ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلِ، وَلَا تَجْعَلْ عَلَيْنَا دَمًا بَرِيئًا، لِأَنَّكَ يَارَبُّ فَعَلْتَ كَمَا شِئْتَ». ١٤ 14
Therefore they cried out to Yahweh and said, “We beg you, Yahweh, we beg you, do not let us perish on account of this man's life, and do not lay upon us the guilt of his death, because you, Yahweh, have done just as it pleased you.”
ثُمَّ أَخَذُوا يُونَانَ وَطَرَحُوهُ فِي ٱلْبَحْرِ، فَوَقَفَ ٱلْبَحْرُ عَنْ هَيَجَانِهِ. ١٥ 15
So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea stopped raging.
فَخَافَ ٱلرِّجَالُ مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ خَوْفًا عَظِيمًا، وَذَبَحُوا ذَبِيحَةً لِلرَّبِّ وَنَذَرُوا نُذُورًا. ١٦ 16
Then the men feared Yahweh very much. They offered sacrifices to Yahweh and made vows.
وَأَمَّا ٱلرَّبُّ فَأَعَدَّ حُوتًا عَظِيمًا لِيَبْتَلِعَ يُونَانَ. فَكَانَ يُونَانُ فِي جَوْفِ ٱلْحُوتِ ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ وَثَلَاثَ لَيَالٍ. ١٧ 17
Now Yahweh had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.