Jonah 2 Darby’s Translation

Jonah's Prayer of Thanksgiving for Deliverance

2 1  And Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly; 2  and he said: I cried by reason of my distress unto Jehovah, and he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I: thou heardest my voice. 3  For thou didst cast me into the depth, into the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me: All thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me. 4  And I said, I am cast out from before thine eyes, Yet will I look again toward thy holy temple. 5  The waters encompassed me, 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 bars of the earth [closed] upon me for ever: But thou hast 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 observe 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 commanded the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry [land].

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