Jonah 2 New American Standard Bible

Jonah's Prayer of Thanksgiving for Deliverance

2 1  Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish , 2  and he said , "I called out of my distress to the Lord , And He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol ; You heard my voice . 3  "For You had cast me into the deep , Into the heart of the seas , And the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me. 4  "So I said , 'I have been expelled from Your sight . Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple .' 5  " Water encompassed me to the point of death . The great deep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head . 6  "I descended to the roots of the mountains . The earth with its bars was around me forever , But You have brought up my life from the pit , O Lord my God . 7  "While I was fainting away , I remembered the Lord , And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple . 8  "Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness , 9  But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving . That which I have vowed I will pay . Salvation is from the Lord ."

10  Then the Lord commanded the fish , and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land .

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