「約拿書2:1-10」約拿在魚腹中禱告耶和華他的神，【NIV】From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.
2 說：我遭遇患難求告耶和華，你就應允我；從陰間的深處呼求，你就俯聽我的聲音【NIV】He said: "In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
3 你將我投下深淵，就是海的深處；大水環繞我，你的波浪洪濤都漫過我身。【NIV】You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.
4 我說：我從你眼前雖被驅逐，我仍要仰望你的聖殿。【NIV】I said, 'I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.'
5 諸水環繞我，幾乎淹沒我；深淵圍住我；海草纏繞我的頭。【NIV】The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
6 我下到山根，地的門將我永遠關住。耶和華我的神啊，你卻將我的性命從坑中救出來。【NIV】To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit.
7 我心在我裡面發昏的時候，我就想念耶和華。我的禱告進入你的聖殿，達到你的面前。【NIV】"When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
8 那信奉虛無之神的人，離棄憐愛他們的主；【NIV】"Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God's love for them.
9 但我必用感謝的聲音獻祭與你。我所許的願，我必償還。救恩出於耶和華。【NIV】But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, 'Salvation comes from the Lord.' "
10 耶和華吩咐魚，魚就把約拿吐在旱地上。【NIV】And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
「詩篇六十六：18」我若心裡注重罪孽，主必不聽。【NIV】If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
19 但神實在聽見了；他側耳聽了我禱告的聲音。【NIV】but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
20 神是應當稱頌的！他並沒有推卻我的禱告，也沒有叫他的慈愛離開我。【NIV】Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!
「以賽亞書五十九：2」 但你們的罪孽使你們與神隔絕；你們的罪惡使他掩面不聽你們。【NIV】But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
George Huang 烤蕃薯