Siswati 1996 (SWA96)
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Jona ulalela Nkulunkulu

31Livi laSimakadze laphindze lefika kuJona kwesibili, latsi: 2“Hamba, uye eNineve, kulelidolobha lelikhulu, ufike umemetele lesimemetelo lengikunike sona.” 3

3:3
Jona 1:2
Ngako-ke wahamba Jona waya eNineve, njengekusho kwelivi laSimakadze. INineve lena kwakulidolobha lelikhulukati; bekungatsatsa emalanga lamatsatfu kutsi umuntfu alihambe lonkhe. 4Jona walingenela lelidolobha, wahamba lilanga lonkhe. Wase uyacala uyamemetela utsi: “Sekusele emalanga langemashumi lamane kutsi iNineve ibhujiswe!”

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3:5
Jow. 2:15
Mat. 12:41
Luk. 11:32
Bantfu baseNineve balikholwa lelivi laNkulunkulu. Ngako base bamemetela kutsi bonkhe bantfu abazile, kusukela kulomkhulu kuze kube ngukulomncane, bembatse emasaka, bakhombise kutsi baphendvukile.

6Letindzaba tatsi natifika enkhosini yaseNineve, yasukuma esihlalweni sayo sebukhosi, yakhumula ingubo yayo yebukhosi, yatembonya ngendvwangu yemasaka, yahlala phansi emlotseni. 7Yakhipha simemetelo kuyo yonkhe iNineve, yatsi: “Inkhosi netiphatsimandla tayo itsi: ‘Akubete lodlako nalonambitsa lutfo nome lonatsa emanti: Umuntfu nome silwane, umhlambi wetinkhomo nome timvu ungadli unganatsi. 8

3:8
Jobe 39:3
Hla. 104:27
147:9
Jow. 1:20
Kodvwa bantfu netilwane akumbonywe ngetindvwangu temasaka kukhalwe kuNkulunkulu. Wonkhe umuntfu akaphendvuke endleleni yakhe lembi nasebudloveni lobusetandleni takhe. 9
3:9
Jer. 18:8
Jow. 2:14
Ngobe ngubani nje lowatiko, mhlawumbe Nkulunkulu angatisola ayiyekele lentfukutselo yakhe leyesabekako, kuze singabhubhi?’ ”

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3:10
Gen. 6:6
Eks. 32:14
Amo. 7:3,6
Watsi kube Nkulunkulu abone loko labasebakwentile, kutsi batishiye tindlela tabo letimbi, watisola ngalokubi labeshito kutsi utabehlisela kona. Akazange abajezise.

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Kutfukutsela kwaJona nesihawu saNkulunkulu

41Kwamkhuba kakhulu loko Jona, ngako watfukutsela kakhulu. 2

4:2
Eks. 34:6
Num. 14:18
1 Sam. 15:29
Neh. 9:17
Hla. 86:5,15
103:8
145:8
Jow. 2:13
Wathandaza kuSimakadze watsi: “Awu, Simakadze! Akusiko yini loku lengakusho ngiseseveni lakitsi kutsi kutakwenteka? Ngiko ngabaleka ngaya eThashishi; ngobe ngangati kutsi wena unguNkulunkulu lonemusa nesihawu, uyephuta kutfukutsela, unelutsandvo loluphuphumako, uyatisola ngekutfumela lokubi. 3
4:3
1 Khos. 19:4
Ngako-ke Simakadze, ngiyakuncenga kutsi ukususe kuphila kwami kimi; ngobe kuncono kimi kutsi ngife kunekutsi ngiphile.”

4Simakadze wamphendvula watsi: “Unalungelo lini lekutfukutsela?”

5Jona waphuma kulelidolobha wayawuhlala ngasemphumalanga yalo, watentela lidlangala lapho. Wahlala emtfuntini ngaphansi kwalo, kute atewubona lokwase kutakwenteka kulelidolobha laseNineve. 6Simakadze Nkulunkulu wamilisa umhlafutfo, wawukhulisa etikwaJona kutsi umentele umtfunti, kuze kuphele kutfukutsela kwakhe; Jona wamjabulisa lomhlafutfo. 7Ngakusasa nakudzabuka kusa, Nkulunkulu walungisa imphehla, yawuphehla lomhlafutfo, wabuna. 8Nakuphuma lilanga, Nkulunkulu walungisa umoya loshisako wasemphumalanga; lilanga lashaya enhloko yaJona, wadzimate waba nesiyeti, wafisa kufa; wase utsi: “Kuncono ngimane ngife kunekutsi ngiphile.”

9Kodvwa Nkulunkulu watsi kuJona: “Unalungelo lini lekutfukutselela lomhlafutfo?”

Yena-ke watsi: “Ngenta kahle kutsi ngitfukutsele; ngitfukutsele kutsi angife ngitsi saka!”

10Simakadze watsi: “Wena uyawuhawukela umhlafutfo longakawujulukeli nome longakawukhulisi, lomile ebusuku bunye, waphindze wafa ebusuku lobulandzelako. 11Pho, mine bengingeke ngiyihawukele yini iNineve, lelidolobha lelikhulu kangaka, lapho kukhona bantfu labangakwati kwehlukanisa sandla sabo sekudla nesancele, labati-120 000, kanye netinkhomo letinyenti kangaka?”