JONAH 2Jonah’s Prayer 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying,“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,and he answered me;out of the belly of Sheol I cried,and you heard my voice. 3 For you cast me into the deep,into the heart of the seas,and the flood surrounded me;all your waves and your billowspassed over me. 4 Then I said, ‘I am driven awayfrom your sight;yet I shall again lookupon your holy temple.’ 5 The waters closed in over me to take my life;the deep surrounded me;weeds were wrapped about my head 6 at the roots of the mountains.I went down to the landwhose bars closed upon me forever;yet you brought up my life from the pit,O Lord my God. 7 When my life was fainting away,I remembered the Lord,and my prayer came to you,into your holy temple. 8 Those who pay regard to vain idolsforsake their hope of steadfast love. 9 But I with the voice of thanksgivingwill sacrifice to you;what I have vowed I will pay.Salvation belongs to the Lord!” 10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.
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