Jonah 2



Jonah's Prayer

1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the sea creature.

1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish's belly,

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.

2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

2 He said: "I called out to the LORD from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths of death I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.

2 And said, I cried out of my distress to the Lord, and He heard me; out of the belly of Sheol cried I, and 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.

3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

3 You cast me into the deep into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

3 For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; all Your waves and Your billows passed over me.

4 "So I said, 'I have been expelled from Your sight Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.'

4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

4 So I told myself, "I have been driven away from you. How will I again gaze on your holy Temple?'

4 Then I said, I have been cast out of Your presence and Your sight; yet 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.

5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

5 Flood waters encompassed me, the deep surrounded me while seaweed wrapped around my head.

5 The waters compassed me about, even to [the extinction of] life; the abyss surrounded me, the seaweed was wrapped about 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.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

6 I sank to the roots of the mountains; the earth's prison bars closed around me forever. Yet you resurrect the dead from the Pit, LORD my God!

6 I went down to the bottoms and the very roots of the mountains; the earth with its bars closed behind me forever. Yet You have brought up my life from the pit and corruption, O Lord my God.

7 "While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple.

7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

7 "As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple.

7 When my soul fainted upon me [crushing me], I earnestly and seriously remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple.

8 "Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,

8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

8 Those who cling to vain idols leave behind the gracious love that could have been theirs.

8 Those who pay regard to false, useless, and worthless idols forsake their own [Source of] mercy and loving-kindness.

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."

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

9 But as for me, with a voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance is the LORD's!"

9 But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation and deliverance belong to the Lord!

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

10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

10 Then the LORD spoke to the sea creature, and it spewed Jonah onto the dry land.

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.



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