Jonah's Prayer 2 1From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the LORD his God: 2When I was in trouble, LORD, I prayed to you, and you listened to me. From deep in the world of the dead, I begged for your help, and you answered my prayer. 3You threw me down to the bottom of the sea. The water was churning all around; I was completely covered by your mighty waves. 4I thought I was swept away from your sight, never again to see your holy temple. 5I was almost drowned by the swirling waters that surrounded me. Seaweed had wrapped around my head. 6I had sunk down deep below the mountains beneath the sea. I knew that forever, I would be a prisoner there. But, you, LORD God, rescued me from that pit. 7When my life was slipping away, I remembered you— and in your holy temple you heard my prayer. 8All who worship worthless idols turn from the God who offers them mercy. 9But with shouts of praise, I will offer a sacrifice to you, my LORD. I will keep my promise, because you are the one with power to save. 10 The LORD commanded the fish to vomit up Jonah on the shore. And it did.
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