2 [a]Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish,2 and he said,
“I called out of my distress to the Lord, And He answered me. I called for help from the [b]depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. 3 For You threw me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current flowed around me. All Your breakers and waves passed over me. 4 So I said, ‘I have been cast out [c]of Your sight. Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’ 5 Water encompassed me to the [d]point of death. The deep flowed around me, Seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 I descended to the base of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, But You have brought up my life from [e]the pit, Lord my God. 7 While [f]I was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple. 8 Those who are followers of worthless [g]idols Abandon their faithfulness, 9 But I will sacrifice to You With a voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay. Salvation is from the Lord.”
10 Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.
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