Jonah 2 American Standard Version

Jonah's Prayer of Thanksgiving for Deliverance

2 1  Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly. 2  And he said, I called by reason of mine affliction unto Jehovah, And he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I, [And] thou heardest my voice. 3  For thou didst cast me into the depth, in the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me; All thy waves and thy billows passed over me. 4  And I said, I am cast out from before thine eyes; Yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5  The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; The deep was round about me; The weeds were wrapped about my head. 6  I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with its bars [closed] upon me for ever: Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God. 7  When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple. 8  They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy. 9  But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of Jehovah.

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


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