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Jonah 2:5–6

eThe waters closed in over me fto take my life;

the deep surrounded me;

weeds were wrapped about my head

at the roots of the mountains.

I went down to the land

whose bars closed upon me forever;

yet you brought up my life from the pit,

O Lord my God.

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Jonah 2:5–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

The engulfing waters threatened me,

the deep surrounded me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.

To the roots of the mountains I sank down;

the earth beneath barred me in forever.

But you, Lord my God,

brought my life up from the pit.

Jonah 2:5–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The waters compassed me about, even to the soul:

The depth closed me round about,

The weeds were wrapped about my head.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains;

The earth with her bars was about me for ever:

Yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“I sank beneath the waves,

and the waters closed over me.

Seaweed wrapped itself around my head.

I sank down to the very roots of the mountains.

I was imprisoned in the earth,

whose gates lock shut forever.

But you, O Lord my God,

snatched me from the jaws of death!

Jonah 2:5–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The waters surrounded me, even to my soul;

The deep closed around me;

Weeds were wrapped around my head.

I went down to the moorings of the mountains;

The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;

Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,

O Lord, my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

The waters of the sea closed around my throat.

The deep sea was all around me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.

When I went down to where the mountains of the sea start to rise,

I thought I was locked in this prison forever,

but you saved me from the pit of death,

Lord my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The waters compassed me about, even to the soul;

The deep was round about me;

The weeds were wrapped about my head.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains;

The earth with its bars closed upon me for ever:

Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The waters encompassed me, to the soul: The deep was round about me, The weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The bars of the earth closed upon me for ever: But thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Water surrounded me, threatening my life.

The deep sea covered me completely.

Seaweed was wrapped around my head.

I sank to the foot of the mountains.

I sank to the bottom,

where bars held me forever.

But you brought me back from the pit, O Lord, my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The waters engulfed me up to the neck;

the watery depths overcame me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.

I sank to the foundations of the mountains;

the earth with its prison bars closed behind me forever!

But You raised my life from the Pit, Lord my God!

Jonah 2:5–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The waters closed in over me;

the deep surrounded me;

weeds were wrapped around my head

at the roots of the mountains.

I went down to the land

whose bars closed upon me forever;

yet you brought up my life from the Pit,

O Lord my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The waters encompassed me up to my neck;

the deep surrounded me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.

I went down to the foundations of the mountains;

the Underworld—its bars were around me forever.

But you brought up my life from the pit,

Yahweh my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

I had almost drowned in the waves.

The deep waters were all around me.

Seaweed was wrapped around my head.

I sank down to the bottom of the mountains.

I thought I had died

and gone down into the grave forever.

But you brought my life up

from the very edge of the pit.

You are the Lord my God.

Jonah 2:5–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Water encompassed me to the point of death.

The great deep engulfed me,

Weeds were wrapped around my head.

“I descended to the roots of the mountains.

The earth with its bars was around me forever,

But You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.