2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish, 2 and said,
“I called out of my trouble and distress to the Lord, And He answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol I cried for help, And You heard my voice. 3 “For You cast me into the deep, Into the [deep] heart of the seas, And the currents surrounded and engulfed me; All Your breakers and billowing waves passed over me. 4 “Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight. Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’ 5 “The waters surrounded me, to the point of death. The great deep engulfed me, Seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 “I descended to the [very] roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars closed behind me [bolting me in] forever, Yet You have brought up my life from the pit (death), O Lord my God. 7 “When my soul was fainting within me, I remembered the Lord, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple. 8 “Those who regard and follow worthless idols [a]Turn away from their [living source of] mercy and lovingkindness. 9 “But [as for me], I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I shall pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is from the Lord!”
10 So the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.
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