2 Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish:aj
2 I called to the Lord in my distress,ak
and he answered me.
you heard my voice.am
3 When you threw me into the depths,an
into the heart of the seas,ao
and the currentD overcame me.
All your breakers and your billows swept over me.ap
4 And I said, “I have been banishedaq
from your sight,ar
yet I will look once moreE
toward your holy temple.as
the watery depths overcame me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.au
6 I sank to the foundations of the mountains,av
the earth’s gates shut behind me forever!aw
7 As my life was fading away,a
I remembered the Lord,b
and my prayer came to you,c
to your holy temple.d
8 Those who cherish worthless idolse
abandon their faithful love,f
9 but as for me, I will sacrificeg to you
with a voice of thanksgiving.h
I will fulfilli what I have vowed.
10 Then the Lord commanded the fish,k and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Lit from the stomach of
LXX reads said, “Indeed, will I look …?
Or me, threatening my life
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