Jonah's Prayer of Thanksgiving for Deliverance
2 1 And Jonah prayeth unto Jehovah his God from the bowels of the fish. 2 And he saith: I called, because of my distress, to Jehovah, And He doth answer me, From the belly of sheol I have cried, Thou hast heard my voice. 3 When Thou dost cast me 'into' the deep, Into the heart of the seas, Then the flood doth compass me, All Thy breakers and Thy billows have passed over me. 4 And I—I said: I have been cast out from before Thine eyes, (Yet I add to look unto Thy holy temple!) 5 Compassed me have waters unto the soul, The deep doth compass me, The weed is bound to my head. 6 To the cuttings of mountains I have come down, The earth, her bars 'are' behind me to the age. And Thou bringest up from the pit my life, O Jehovah my God. 7 In the feebleness within me of my soul Jehovah I have remembered, And come in unto Thee doth my prayer, Unto Thy holy temple. 8 Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake. 9 And I—with a voice of thanksgiving—I sacrifice to Thee, That which I have vowed I complete, Salvation 'is' of Jehovah.
10 And Jehovah saith to the fish, and it vomiteth out Jonah on the dry land.