Jonah 2 King James Version

Jonah's Prayer of Thanksgiving for Deliverance

2 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly, 2  And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 3  For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst [1] of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. 4  Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5  The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. 6  I went down to the bottoms [2] of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God. 7  When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. 8  They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. 9  But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

10  And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Footnotes

[1] 2:3 midst: Heb. heart

[2] 2:6 bottoms: Heb. cuttings off

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