Jonah’s Prayer1 ▼
▼ Ch 2:2 in HebThen Jonah prayed to the Lord his God b from the stomach of the fish, 2and he said, “I c called out of my distress to the Lord,
And He answered me.
I cried for help from the ▼
▼ Lit bellydepth of e Sheol;
You heard my voice.
3“For You had f cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the current ▼
▼ Lit surroundedengulfed me.
All Your h breakers and billows passed over me.
4“So I said, ‘I have been i expelled from ▼
▼ Lit before Your eyesYour sight.
Nevertheless I will look again k toward Your holy temple.’
5 l “Water encompassed me to the ▼
▼ Lit soulpoint of death.
The great n deep ▼
▼ Lit surroundedengulfed me,
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6“I p descended to the roots of the mountains.
The earth with its q bars was around me forever,
But You have r brought up my life from ▼
▼ Or corruptionthe pit, O Lord my God.
▼ Lit my soul...within meI was u fainting away,
I v remembered the Lord,
And my w prayer came to You,
Into x Your holy temple.
8“Those who y regard ▼
▼ Lit empty vanitiesvain idols
Forsake their faithfulness,
9But I will aa sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving.
That which I have vowed I will ab pay.
ac Salvation is from the Lord.”
10Then the Lord commanded the ad fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.
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