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Prophet Jonah: Three Thousand Years Later The Story Still Significant

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 21, 2016

The Fast of Nineveh (Jonah’s Fast)

In the Name of The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit, One God Amen.


My Note: When I read this timeless and great story about Prophet Jonah, I think of those 12 Christians who were thrown in the Mediterranean sea by Muslims overboard last year – killing them – because they were Christians.

As many are aware by now Jonas/Jonah was the prophet that delivered the message of coming judgment to the capitol city of the Assyrians—Nineveh.

Three thousand years later, if we compare Jonah’s Mariners who were commanded by Jonah to throw him into the sea to the Muslims on that boat we would be able to see two totally opposite groups of people: the gentile Mariners – though they believed in other gods – they were humble enough to seek The Lord. They asked Jonah to pray to his God so that they may not perish, and they believed Jonah when he said “I am a servant of the Lord, and I worship the Lord God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land” Yet, the Muslims on the boat first told the Christians to stop praying to their God, and then mercilessly killed them so that they could reach alone the shores of ‘Christian’ Europe without the hated Christians. Like Jonah’s Mariners the Muslims too believe in a different god from The Judeo-Christian God, but, unlike the Mariners, their stubbornness doesn’t allow them to seek The True God – on the contrary, they’re unrepentant, willing to fight, kill and die for their god, aka Satan. We know that by their fruits, everywhere their actions speak for themselves. Look what they have done to the Jews and Christians of Nineveh (now called Mosul) – where have all they gone? You think God will be silent forever when His children are raped and murdered in their ancestral homelands?

Let’s think for a minute, here we are all in a boat together, but we find out that there is a band of people in our boat which seeks to throw the rest of us overboard, to kill us, to sink and drown us, to eliminate us, because we are different from them. The Muslim attack on Christians in a migrant boat crossing the Mediterranean is a powerful sign of our times, a dark symbol and metaphor for a future which is rapidly beginning to come into focus: The fate of the murdered Christian migrants is the image of our future, unless we too come together in prayers and fasting to resist our evil attackers.

I would like to ask my readers to join me and those Mediterranean Martyrs Monday – Wednesday in a fast for the persecuted Christians (February 22nd – February 24th)

It should also be noted that the brunt of the winter storm/blizzard which was named, “Jonah” hit America’s capital – Washington D.C, – exactly a month ago, on 1/22/16.

America, be wary and leery of Bernie & Hillary!


The Story of Jonah

Jonah was a prophet of the Lord, a man of God. We know about Jonah that He was the son of Amittai, and from Gath-Hepher (2Kings 14:25). Scholars tell us that Jonah, is also the son of the widow of Zarrapeth whom Elijah raised from dead (1Kings 17) Jonah followed Elijah, served him and received the grace of prophesying.

In the Book of Jonah, we read that the Word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Ammttai saying “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness (Jonah 1:1-2). Jonah is not heed the word of the Lord, and instead desires to flee the presence of the Lord and decided to take a boat to Tarshish instead. Seeking to escape the Lord, Jonah enters the lowest parts of the boat and goes to sleep, as the winds and the sea rage against the boat and all those who are in it. The mariners on the boat begin to pray to their gods and find Jonah sleeping. They wake him; ask him to pray to his God, that He may save them. The Lord reveals to them that Jonah is in fact the reason why the winds and the seas rage. With this revelation, Jonah commands the men to throw him into the sea. Against their best efforts to save Jonah, the men finally agree and throw Jonah overboard. The winds and seas calm immediately, the men believe in the One True God, and the Lord prepares a whale to swallow Jonah. Jonah spends 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the whale

In the belly of the whale, we are with Jonah as He offers up a prayer of petition, repentance, thanksgiving and praise. Jonah completes his 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the whale, and the Lord commands the whale to release Jonah back onto the shore.

The word of the Lord then comes to Jonah again, as it did the 1st time, with the same command. This time Jonah obeys. He journeys to Nineveh, a 3 day journey from where he stood, in less than a day and delivers the message to the people “yet three days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” (3:4) The men of Nineveh believed, proclaimed a fast and repented before the Lord. The Lord accepted their repentance and saved the people of Nineveh, much to the displeasure of Jonah.

In the last chapter, Jonah expresses his displeasure with God for saving the people of Nineveh. God reveals His compassion for all people and His desire to save His entire creation by utilizing nature (A tree, a worm, the sun, and wind), to expose Jonah’s anger. The book of Jonah ends as we read God say “You have had pity, on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow which came up in a night and perished in a night. And shall I, Myself not take pity upon Nineveh, that great city, in which dwell one hundred and twenty thousand people who do not know either their right hand or their left –and many livestock?”

How the Coptic Church started fasting the Fast of Jonah

The fast of Jonah (fast of Nineveh) actually began in the Syrian Orthodox Church. In the 6th century, a plague inflicted the Northern regions of modern day Iraq or what was called at the time, Nineveh. The plague was devastating the city and the villages surrounding it, and out of desperation the people ran to their bishop to find a solution. The bishop sought help through the scriptures and came upon the story of Jonah in the Old Testament. Upon looking at the story the bishop therefore ordered a 3-day fast to ask for God’s forgiveness. At the end of the 3-day fast, the plague had miraculously stopped, therefore, on the 4th day the people rejoiced.

In the 9th century, Pope Abraam, the 62nd Pope of Alexandria, one of three Syria popes in the history of the Coptic church, agreed for the Coptic Church to participate in the fast of Nineveh, if the Syria Church would participate in the fast the Week of Hercules (the week before lent.) The Copts agreed due to the piety of this great Pope. (It is also of note that Pope Abraam was on the Patriarchal Seat during the time of the Miracle of the Muqatam Mountain, in which the church fasted three days to be spared from annihilation, if they could not move the mountain. The Lord accepted the fast of the people, the mountains were moved with their prayers, and the people of Egypt were spared.) It was agreed that the Copts would observe this three-day fast fifteen days prior to the Great Lent following the strict dietary rules of the Great Lent.

Contemplations on the Book of Jonah

The Book of Jonah has a message of Salvation.

1) God sends Jonah to the people of Nineveh. The People were Gentiles, thus showing God’s desire to save all mankind.

When you see the only begotten Word of God was due to be made manifest to human beings in his human nature and to enlighten all the nations with the light of the knowledge of God, even before His own incarnation, He gives the nations a glimpse of His divine care so as to confirm what would happen from what went on before, to teach everyone that He is God not only of Jews but also of nations, and to bring our the relationship of the Old and New Testament.” – Theodoret of Cyr

2) God uses Jonah to save the mariners on the boat. These men were also Gentiles, but we can see that they were men seeking the Lord:

a. They prayed to their gods before taking any actions (1:5)
b. They asked Jonah to pray to his God so that they may not perish (1:6)
c. They believed Jonah when he said “I am a servant of the Lord, and I worship the Lord God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land” (1:9-10)
d. They desired to save Jonah’s life by rowing harder, even after he told them to throw him in the sea (1:13)
e. They prayed for forgiveness from the true God (1:14)
f. They feared the Lord and offered Him sacrifices (1:16)

They were endeavoring to find God’s will in order that they might carry it out. When the sea ceased its raging by their throwing Jonah into it they were assured of the presence of God in the matter. They believed in the Lord, offered Him a sacrifice and made vows. In their belief in the Lord they not only believed that He was God but by offering Him a sacrifice they professed their belief in the propitiation of blood.” – HH Pope Shenouda III – Contemplations on the Book of Jonah the Prophet

3) God uses the whale to save Jonah

a. God prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah (1:17)
b. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights (1:17)
c. Jonah Prayed to God
d. Jonah put out on dry Land

jonah-and-the-whale-3 He did not prepare it to destroy him but to preserve him. The great fish was not a punishment but a shelter. Jonah was safer and more comfortable in the belly of the whale than if he were still in the ship struggling against the waves and the sea, and against fatigue, cold and wind. This whale was sent by God to carry out the Divine will entrusted to it – HH Pope Shenouda III – Contemplations on the Book of Jonah the Prophet

For even as Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth – Matthew 12:40

Since the Holy God has promised those who hope in him a means of escape from every affliction, we, even if we have been cut off in the midst of the seas of evils and are racked by mighty waves stirred up against us by the spirits of wickedness, nevertheless endure in Christ who strengthens us. – St. Basil the Great

Hence He is tempest tossed, and falls asleep, and is wrecked and aroused from sleep, and taken by lot, and confesses his flight, and is cast into the sea, and swallowed but not destroyed by the whale – Gregory of Nazianzus

That whale acted with great discipline according to an assuring predestined Divine plan. It appeared in the proper time and at the right place in order to carry Jonah in its belly. It was as though this prophet was being taken from an open ship liable to being covered and drowned by the waves, into an enclosed and protected ship invulnerable to water and waves. In due time the whale vomited Jonah onto dry land at the place, which God defined. There it left him unharmed after it had fully completed its errand. – HH Pope Shenouda III – Contemplations on the Book of Jonah the Prophet

4) God saves the people of Nineveh

a. The Lord commands Jonah again to go to Nineveh
b. Jonah prophecies the destruction of Nineveh
c. The Ninevites repent

And as Jonah was first commanded to preach to the Ninevites but his prophecy did not come to them till after the whale had vomited him out, so the prophecy made to the Gentiles did not come to them until after the resurrection – Augustine

I want you to marvel at the philanthropy of God, who was satisfied with three days of repentance for so many transgressions. – St. John Chrysostom

Nineveh freed itself from death by fasting – Ambrose

Do you see how vexed God is when fasting is treated despitefully? Learn how delighted he is when fasting is honored. Like a heavenly power overseeing Nineveh’s charge, fasting snatched the city from the gates of death and returned Nineveh to Life – St. John Chrysostom

In uncertainty the repented and obtained certain mercy – Augustine

5) God saves Jonah from his obduracy and pride

a. Jonah was still egocentric
b. Jonah enjoys the plant that God gave Him
c. Jonah laments over the plant that God takes from Him
d. God reveals his mercy and compassion through the plant

Jonah’s thinking, however, was of a more serious type. He was still thinking of his dignity and of his word, which was not carried out. It was the same thinking of old which had formerly induced him to flee from the presence of the Lord. Due to that thinking he deprived himself of the fellowship of heaven’s exultation. He separated himself from joining the hosts of angels in their joy over Nineveh’s salvation. He proved by his anger that his way of thinking was subjective and not spiritual, and proved that his will was incompatible with the will of the heavenly Father “who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4). – HH Pope Shenouda III – Contemplations on the Book of Jonah the Prophet

In Nineveh, Jonah by his preaching was working with God in spreading His kingdom. And outside Nineveh, God was working for Jonah to save his soul and deliver him from his misery – HH Pope Shenouda III – Contemplations on the Book of Jonah the Prophet

Yet the salvation of the penitent nations is preferred to Jonah’s suffering and the shade that he loved. – Augustine

May the prayers of the Prophet Jonah and the blessings of this holy fast bring to our hearts, minds, and spirits the true love, mercy, long suffering nature, and compassion of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Let us do like the Ninevites, and use these three days to offer repentance from our hearts, seeking the forgiveness of our sins. Let us do like Jonah, and give thanks to the Lord who prepares our way for us through all tribulations and trials, as He prepared the belly of the whale for Jonah. Let us put ourselves before our Lord, as humble obedient and faithful servants of the One True God, seeking to hear the message that He desires to give to the world through us.



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“Christians Are Liers – They Must Convert, Pay Special Tax or Leave

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 19, 2014

Thousands of Iraqi Christians pour out of Mosul (NINEVEH) after ISIS jihadis give them deadline to convert, pay or face death
  • ISIS told Christians they must convert, pay special tax or leave Mosul, Iraq

  • If they did not, there would be ‘nothing for them but the sword’, it declared

  • Deadline of noon (9am GMT) today was relayed by mosques in the region

  • Christians have now joined Shiite and other refugees in nearby Kurdistan

  • Chaldean patriarch: ‘For first time in history, Mosul is empty of Christians’

  • Militants enforcing an extreme Islamic law launched offensive on June 9

Thousands of Iraqi Christians today poured out of Mosul after ISIS jihadis gave them an ultimatum – convert, pay or face death.
The Islamic State terror group declared that Christians must either convert to Islam, pay a special tax or leave the city, around 250 miles north-west of Baghdad.
If they did not do so by noon (9am GMT) today, there would be ‘nothing for them but the sword’, it said.
As militants attempted to break government defences in strategic areas and edge closer to Baghdad, Christians fled to join hundreds of thousands of Shiite and other refugees in the neighboring autonomous region of Kurdistan.
Their escape to the safety coincided with the expected homecoming of Iraq’s Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani, after 18 months of medical treatment in Germany.
Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako, who heads Iraq’s largest Christian community, said the terrifying ultimatum had been relayed by mosques in ISIS-controlled Mosul.
He told AFP: ‘Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil [in Kurdistan]. For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians.’
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Trojan Horse Pupils: Christians Lie and Wives Must Have Sex or Go to Hell

Inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council reveals details of religious extremism in 13 schools
Children were taught that all Christians are liars and attempts were made to introduce Sharia law in classrooms as part of an alleged ‘Trojan Horse’ takeover plot of Birmingham schools, an inquiry has found.
The inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council found evidence of religious extremism in 13 schools as school governors and teachers tried to promote and enforce radical Islamic values.
Schools put up posters warning children that if they didn’t pray they would “go to hell”, Christmas was cancelled and girls were taught that women who refused to have sex with their husbands would be “punished” by angels “from dusk to dawn”.
The report found that the extremism went unchecked because the council “disastrously” prioritised community cohesion over “doing what is right”.
It concluded that there was a “determined effort” by “manipulative” governors to introduce “unacceptable” practices, “undermine” head teachers and deny students a broad and balanced education.
A detailed summary of evidence suggested that there was an attempt to introduce Sharia law at the Al-Fuqan school, and when a woman was recommended for a job on individual suggested a “man with a beard” was needed.
At the Golden Hillock School a teacher allegedly told children at an assembley “not to listen to Christians as they were all liars”. The incident was referred to counter-terrorism police. One teacher at the school also reportedly told children they were “lucky to be Muslims and not ignorant like Christians and Jews.”
At Nansen School the study of French was replaced by the study of Arabic and Islamic religious assemblies were reinstated. Christmas and Diwali celebrations were councils, and children were not allowed to use a doll to represent Jesus in a nativity play. A total of 28 female teaching assistants were dismissed.
At the Oldknow academy, children were told at an assembly that they should not send Christmas cards and that Mary was not the mother of Jesus. Children were asked whether they believed in Christmas and encouraged to chant “no we don’t”.
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ISIS Is About to Destroy 5000 Years of Biblical History in Iraq

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2014

More than two and a half millennia ago, the Assyrian King Senaccherib descended on his enemies “like the wolf on the fold,” as the Bible tells us—and as Lord Byron wrote in cantering cadences memorized by countless Victorian schoolchildren: “His cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea.”
The Assyrian and Babylonian empires appear throughout the Old Testament as examples of ruthless grandeur and godless decadence. The Bible says Sennacherib’s army was destroyed by the Angel of the Lord. The Israelites were carried off to Babylon, where they wept by the waters. And since the middle of the 19th century, archeologists have labored mighthtily to unearth the mythical and the verifiable past in the extraordinary cradle of civilizations they used to call Mesopotamia and now call Iraq.
No trace ever has been found of the Garden of Eden, said to have lain near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates, but one of the great prizes the excavators did discover was Senaccherib’s capital, Nineveh, which the biblical prophet Nahum called “the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims!”
Last month, a new marauder descended on Nineveh and the nearby city of Mosul. He, too, came down like the wolf on the fold, but his cohorts brandished Kalashnikovs from pickup trucks, not shining spears; their banners were the black flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.
Soon afterward the minions of the self-appointed caliph of the freshly self-declared Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, paid a visit to the Mosul Museum. It has been closed for years for restoration, ever since it was looted along with many of Iraq’s other institutions in the wake of the culturally oblivious American-led invasion of 2003. But the Mosul Museum was on the verge of reopening, at last, and the full collection had been stored there.
Maybe this all sounds very distant. But the jihadist appetite for violent iconoclasm already has proved to be tremendously dangerous for the West. Those who claim to speak for a vengeful Allah take great delight in smashing idols wherever and whenever they can get to them. Theirs is a war of symbols. In early 2001 the Afghan Taliban, encouraged by al Qaeda, blew to bits the towering Buddhas of Bamiyan. Western leaders wrung their hands but took no substantive action. A few months later, the jihadists attacked some of the most spectacular icons in the world: the skyscrapers of the World Trade Center in New York City.



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ኢትዮጵያውያን ወገኖቻችንን መገሰጽና ለእነርሱ መጸለይም ይገባናል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 24, 2013

ዳኛው ፈራጁ ሁሉን ነገር የሚያየው እርሱ ንጉሡ ክርስቶስ ብቻ ነው!

በእግዚአብሔርም ቍጣ ቀን ብራቸውና ወርቃቸው ሊያድናቸው አይችልም፤ እርሱም በምድር የሚኖሩትን ሁሉ ፈጥኖ ይጨርሳቸዋልና ምድር ሁሉ በቅንዓቱ እሳት ትበላለች።”[ትንቢተ ሶፎንያስ.118]

ባዕዳውያኑ የአገራችን ጠYonasNAsaላቶች ምንም ሳናደርጋቸው፤ ሳንደርስባቸው በሕዝባችን ላይ ያደረሱት በደል በዓይነቱ በጣም አስከፊ በመጠኑም እጅግ በጣም ከፍ ያለ ነው፡ ለሃሳብ እንኳ የሚያንገፈግፍ ነው። አንመኝላቸውም፡ ግን የፍትህ አምላክ፡ ኅያሉ ፈጣሪያችን መቅሰፍቱን ያወርድባቸዋል፤ ሌላ አማራጭም ያለ አይመስልም።

በመጪዎቹ የጾምና የጸሎት ቀናት እንድንድንና እንዲድኑ ልዩውን ጸሉት ልናደርስ ይገባናል። በማወቅም ሆነ ባለማወቅም በክህደታዊ መንገድ ከጠላቶች ጋር በመመሳጠርና በመተባበር ወንድሞቹን፣ እህቶቹን እንዲሁም ልጆቹን ለአውሬው አሳልፎ ለሚሰጠው ኢትዮጵያዊጊዜው ሳይረፍድ እንጸልይላቸው፤

ማንነታቸውን ክደው የክርስቶስ አምላክን ልብ ለሚያቆስሉት፡

  • ለተታለሉት የባዕዳውያን እምነት ተከታዮች ሁሉ እንዲድኑ ፀሎት እናድርስላቸው

  • የክርስቶስን ደናግልት ህፃናት ለባእዳዊ ሰዶማውያን ለሚያስረክቡት እንዲድኑ እንጸልይላቸው

  • የክርስቶስ ልጆች እንዳይበዙ የእህቶቻችንን ማሕፀን ለሚመርዙት ጨካኝ ውገኖች እንዲድኑ እንጸልይላቸው

  • በክርስቶስ ስም የተጠመቁትን እህቶቻችንን ለአረማውያኑ ጣኦትአምላኪ ባዕዳን አሳልፈው ለሚሰጡት የዘመኑ ጂፋሮች እንዲድኑ እንጸልይላቸው

  • የክርስቶስን ገናናነትና ክብር ለመቀነስ የናዝሬትን፣ የደብረ ዘይትንና የመሳሰሉትን የኢትዮጵያ ቦታዎች ስም በዘፈቃድ ለሚቀይሩት ምስጋናቢሶች እንዲድኑ እንጸልይላቸው

  • ውጩ አገር ሆነው፡ ቸሩ እግዚአብሔር የሰጣቸውን ጸጋ ቸል በማለት እራሳቸውን በስንፍና የስድብና ጥላቻ ማዕበል ውስጥ ለከተቱና ወገናቸውንና ቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያናቸውን በድፍረትና በትዕቢት ለሚያዋርዱት እንዲድኑ ጸሎቱን እናድርስላቸው።

ወላጆችም ስንኳ ወንድሞችም ዘመዶችም ወዳጆችም አሳልፈው ይሰጡአችኋል፥ ከእናንተም አንዳንዱን ይገድላሉ[ሉቃስ 21:16]

ኒፈሌያዊ የደመና መጋረጃዎች ባገራችን ሰማያት ላይ ተዘርግተዋል፡ ነገር ግን የጽዮን ልጆች በእግዚአብሔር ብርኃን የተከበቡ፡ በፍቅሩ የታጠሩ ናቸውና የእርሱ ኃይል ይጠብቃቸዋል፡ የሚያሸነፋቸውም ኅይል የለም። የቃልኪዳኑ ልጆች ያሉበት ቦታ ሁሉ አምላካችን ስላለ ሁሉ ነገር ጥሩ ነው፡ ቸር ነው፤ በቤቱ ለዘላለም ለመኖር ተመርጠዋልና።

የቅዱሳን አምላክ ቸሩ እግዚአብሔር ነብዩ ዮናስን፡ ልክ እንደ ክርስቶስ፡ ሦስት ቀን እና ሦስት ሌሊት በአሣ ሆድ አሳድሮ ከክፉ ነገር ሁሉ ጠብቆ እንዳዳነው እኛንም ከመጥፎ ነገር ይከላከለን ከመቅሰፍት ይጠብቀን። አሜን!

ትንቢተ ዮናስ

ምዕራፍ አራት

የተናገረው ቃል ስላልተፈጸመ

ዮናስ ተቆጥቶ እያጕረመረመ

እንደዚህ እያለ ጸለየ ወደ አምላክ

እኔን መጀመሪያ ነነዌ ለመላክ

አስበህ ብታዘኝ ይህንኑ ዐውቄ

ወደ ተርሴስ ልሄድ ጠፋሁ ተደብቄ

ምሕረትህ የበዛ መሓሪና ታጋሽ

በደል የምትረሳ ከቍጣ ተመላሽ

የቍጣህን ያህል ምሕረትህ የጠና

መሆንክን ጥንቱንም እኔ ዐውቃለሁና

እኔን ግን ግደለኝ ልሙት ልቀበር

ሐሰት ተናግሬ የማይሆን ነገር

አልፈልግምና ቆሜ ለመኖር

ክከተማ ወጥቶ በምሥራቅ በኩል

ከወደ ዳር ሆኖ ነነነዌን ሊያስተውል

ምን እንደሚያገኛት ለማየት ዮናስ

ሠርቶ ተቀመጠ አንድ ትንሽ ዳስ

እግዜር በጥበቡ አንድ ቅል አብቅሎ

ቅሉም አደገና ከፍ ከፍ ብሎ

የዮናስ ራሱ እንዲያገኝ ጥላ

ለፀሓዩ ንዳድ ሆነለት ከለላ

በዚህ በቅል አገር ዮናስን ደስ አለው

እንዲህ ቶሎ ደርሶ ስላገለገለው

እግዜር በማግሥቱ ጧት በማለዳ

ቅል የሚበላ ትል ፈጣሪ አሰናዳ

ትሉ ቅሉን በልቶ በፍጥነት ደረቀ

ፀሓይ ወጣችና ግዜው በጣም ሞቀ

እግዜር አዘዘና ትኩስ ነፋስ መጣ

የሚከለልበት መጠጊያ ስላጣ

ቅሉ ደረቀና ንዳድ ቢያቃጥለው

ዮናስ ተበሳጭቶ ላምላክ እንዲህ አለው

እንደዚህስ ሆኜ ቆሜ ከምኖር

እባክህ ግደለኝ ልሙት ለቀበር

ደረቀብኝ ብለህ ይህን ቅል ለማጣት

እውን ይገባል ወይ ያንተ አሁን መቆጣት?

ብሎ እግዜር ቢጠይቅ መለሰ ዮናስ

በንዴቴ ብዛት እስክሞት ድረስ

አዎን ይገባኛል መናደድ መጤስ

እግዜርም መለሰ ለምን ጠፋ ስትል

ይህ ያልለፋህበት ያልደከምህበት ቅል

አንተ ስትናደድ ፈጥሬአት እኔማ ሳጠፋት ሳፈርሳት ነነዌን ከተማ

መቶ ሓያ ሺህ ነው የሕዝብዋ ብዛት

ለምን ትቆጣለህ እኔ ባዝንለት

ብሎ በምሳሌ ሲያስተምር ይቅርታ

ለዮናስ ነገረው የምሕረቱ ጌታ

ለእግዚአብሔር ቸርነት ምስጋና ይድረስ

ከክቡር አቶ ከበደ ሚካኤል የቅኔ አዝመራ ከሚለው የተወሰደ (1956)

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