g[1 Kgs. 8:35, 38]
Jonah’s Prayer1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2saying, a“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
and he answered me;
bout of the belly of Sheol I cried,
cand you heard my voice.
3 dFor you cast me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the flood surrounded me;
eall your waves and your billows
passed over me.
4 fThen I said, ‘I am driven away
from your sight;
gyet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’
5 hThe waters closed in over me ito take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
6at 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.
7When my life was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
jand my prayer came to you,
into your holy temple.
8 kThose who pay regard to vain idols
lforsake their hope of steadfast love.
9 mBut I with the voice of thanksgiving
will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
nSalvation belongs to the Lord!”
10And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.
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