Chapter 2

Jonah’s Prayer

1 1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God afrom the stomach of the fish,

2 and he said,

“I acalled out of my distress to the Lord,

And He answered me.

I cried for help from the 1depth of bSheol;

You heard my voice.

3 “For You had acast me into the deep,

Into the heart of the seas,

And the current 1engulfed me.

All Your bbreakers and billows passed over me.

4 “So I said, ‘I have been aexpelled from 1Your sight.

Nevertheless I will look again btoward Your holy temple.’

5 “aWater encompassed me to the 1point of death.

The great bdeep 2engulfed me,

Weeds were wrapped around my head.

6 “I adescended to the roots of the mountains.

The earth with its bbars was around me forever,

But You have cbrought up my life from 1the pit, O Lord my God.

7 “While 1I was afainting away,

I bremembered the Lord,

And my cprayer came to You,

Into dYour holy temple.

8 “Those who aregard 1vain idols

Forsake their faithfulness,

9 But I will asacrifice to You

With the voice of thanksgiving.

That which I have vowed I will bpay.

cSalvation is from the Lord.”

10 Then the Lord commanded the afish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.


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