1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the sea creature.
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. 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. 4 So I told myself, "I have been driven away from you. How will I again gaze on your holy Temple?' 5 Flood waters encompassed me, the deep surrounded me while seaweed wrapped around my head. 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! 7 "As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple. 8 Those who cling to vain idols leave behind the gracious love that could have been theirs. 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!"
10 Then the LORD spoke to the sea creature, and it spewed Jonah onto the dry land.

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