The Bible : English > The book of Jonah > Chapter 2

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1 Then Jonah prayed to The LORD, his God, out of the fish`s belly.

2 He said, "I called because of my affliction to The LORD. He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried. You heard my voice.

3 For you threw me into the depths, In the heart of the seas. The flood was all around me. All your waves and your billows passed over me.

4 I said, `I have been banished from your sight; Yet I will look again toward your holy temple.`

5 The waters surrounded me, Even to the soul. The deep was around me. The weeds were wrapped around my head.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth barred me in forever: Yet have you brought up my life from the pit, The LORD my God.

7 "When my soul fainted within me, I remembered The LORD. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

8 Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

9 But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving. I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation belongs to The LORD."

10 The LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.