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22471Ephraim the Syrian

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  • Mark Sedrak
    Feb 6, 2012
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      Jonah with silver, bought a watering drowning.
      God sent him to a land, he fled by sea;
      He sent him to Nineveh, he boarded a ship.
      To Nineveh He sent him to awaken the peoples.
      He slept on the ship; the peoples awakened him!
      Instead of assuaging the sins on land, he went to awaken the waves of the sea.
      He abandoned silencing the iniquity of the city.
      He went to stir up a storm of the sea.
      Instead of sanctifying the wicked city, he went to overturn the ship of the sea.
      Instead of keeping watch on land and putting wickedness to sleep, he went to
      sleep at sea and awakened the water.
      One who was quiet on the ship made the water cry out.

      Ephraim the Syrian, Hymns on Virginity and on the Symbols of the Lord
      From: The Lives of the Holy Prophets
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