Jonah’s Prayer 2 1Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside[G] the fish: 2I called to the Lord in my distress, and He answered me. I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol; You heard my voice. 3You threw me into the depths, into the heart of the seas, and the current[H] overcame me. All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me. 4But I said: I have been banished from Your sight, yet I will look once more[I] toward Your holy temple. 5The waters engulfed me up to the neck;[J] the watery depths overcame me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6I 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! 7As my life was fading away, I remembered Yahweh. My prayer came to You, to Your holy temple. 8Those who cling to worthless idols forsake faithful love, 9but as for me, I will sacrifice to You with a voice of thanksgiving. I will fulfill what I have vowed. Salvation[K] is from the Lord! 10Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
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