Jonah’s Prayer1 Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside ▼
▼Lit from the belly ofthe fish: b 2 I called to the Lord in my distress c
and He answered me.
I cried out for help in the belly of ▼
▼Sheol: A Hebrew word for either the grave or the realm of the deadSheol; e
You heard my voice. f
3 You threw me into the depths g
into the heart of the seas h
and the current ▼
▼Lit riverovercame me.
All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me. j
4 But I said: I have been banished k
from Your sight l
yet I will look once more ▼
▼LXX reads said: Indeed, will I look . . . ?
toward Your holy temple. n
5 The waters engulfed me up to the neck; ▼
▼Or me, threatening my life, p
the watery depths overcame me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head. q
6 I sank to the foundations of the mountains; r
the earth with its prison bars closed behind me forever! s
But You raised my life t from the ▼
▼Pit: Either the grave or the realm of the deadPit, Lord my God! v
7 As my life was fading away w
I remembered ▼
▼Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.Yahweh. y
My prayer came to You, z
to Your holy temple. aa
8 Those who cling to worthless idols ab
forsake faithful love ac
9 but as for me, I will sacrifice ad to You
with a voice of thanksgiving. ae
I will fulfill af what I have vowed.
▼Or Deliveranceis from the Lord! ah
10Then the Lord commanded the fish, ai and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
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