Jonah’s Prayer

1 (a)Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God (A)from the stomach of the fish, 2 and he said,
“I (B)called out of my distress to the Lord,
And He answered me.
I cried for help from the (b)depth of (C)Sheol;
You heard my voice.
“For You had (D)cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the current (c)engulfed me.
All Your (E)breakers and billows passed over me.
“So I said, ‘I have been (F)expelled from (d)Your sight.
Nevertheless I will look again (G)toward Your holy temple.’
(H)Water encompassed me to the (e)point of death.
The great (I)deep (f)engulfed me,
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
“I (J)descended to the roots of the mountains.
The earth with its (K)bars was around me forever,
But You have (L)brought up my life from (g)the pit, O Lord my God.
“While (h)I was (M)fainting away,
I (N)remembered the Lord,
And my (O)prayer came to You,
Into (P)Your holy temple.
“Those who (Q)regard (i)vain idols
Forsake their faithfulness,
But I will (R)sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving.
That which I have vowed I will (S)pay.
(T)Salvation is from the Lord.”
10 Then the Lord commanded the (U)fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.


a. Jonah 2:1: ['Ch 2:2 in Heb']
b. Jonah 2:2: ['Lit ', belly]
c. Jonah 2:3: ['Lit ', surrounded]
d. Jonah 2:4: ['Lit ', before Your eyes]
e. Jonah 2:5: ['Lit ', soul]
f. Jonah 2:5: ['Lit ', surrounded]
g. Jonah 2:6: ['Or ', corruption]
h. Jonah 2:7: ['Lit ', my soul...within me]
i. Jonah 2:8: ['Lit ', empty vanities]

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