Jonah 2
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1While Jonah was in the stomach of the fish, he prayed to the Lord his God. Jonah said,
2“I was in danger.
So I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.
I was about to die.
So I cried to you,
and you heard my voice.
3You threw me into the sea.
I went down, down into the deep sea.
The water was all around me.
Your powerful waves flowed over me.
4I said, ‘I was driven out of your presence.
But I hope to see your Holy Temple again.’
5The waters of the sea closed over me.
I was about to die.
The deep sea was all around me.
Seaweed wrapped around my head.
6I went down to where the mountains of the sea start to rise.
I thought I was locked in this prison forever.
But you saved me from death,
Lord my God.
7“When my life had almost gone,
I remembered the Lord.
Lord, I prayed to you.
And you heard my prayers in your Holy Temple.
8“People who worship useless idols
give up their loyalty to you.
9Lord, I will praise and thank you
while I give sacrifices to you.
I will make promises to you.
And I will do what I promise.
Salvation comes from the Lord!”
10Then the Lord spoke to the fish. And the fish spit Jonah out of its stomach onto the dry land.
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