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].