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Jonah 2

Jonah’s Prayer
1Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish:#Jb 13:15; Ps 130:1–2; Lm 3:53–56
2I called to the Lord in my distress,#1Sm 30:6; Ps 18:4–6; 22:24; 120:1
and he answered me.
I cried out for help from deep inside#2:2 Lit from the stomach of Sheol;#Ps 18:5–6; 86:13; 88:1–7; Is 28:15; 38:18
you heard my voice.#Ps 34:7
3When you threw me into the depths,#Ps 69:1–2,14–15; Lm 3:54
into the heart of the seas,#Neh 9:11
the current#2:3 Lit river overcame me.
All your breakers and your billows swept over me.#Ps 42:7
4And I said, “I have been banished#Lv 21:7
from your sight,#Ps 31:22–23; Jr 7:15
yet I will look#2:4 LXX reads sight. Will I look...? once more
toward your holy temple.”#1Kg 8:38; 2Ch 6:38; Ps 5:7; 138:2
5The water engulfed me up to the neck;#2:5 Or me, threatening my life#Ps 69:1–2; 105:18; Pr 23:2; Lm 3:54
the watery depths overcame me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.#Ps 18:4–5
6I sank to the foundations of the mountains,#Ps 116:3
the earth’s gates shut behind me forever!#Jb 38:10; Ps 9:13; Is 38:10; Mt 16:18
Then you raised my life#Jb 33:28; Ps 16:10; 30:3; Is 38:17 from the Pit, Lord my God!#Ps 30:3; 86:13
7As my life was fading away,#Ps 142:3
I remembered the Lord,#2Sm 14:11; Ps 77:10–11; 143:5
and my prayer came to you,#2Ch 30:27; Ps 18:6
to your holy temple.#Ps 11:4; 65:4; 88:2; Mc 1:2; Hab 2:20
8Those who cherish worthless idols#2Kg 17:15; Ps 31:6; Jr 16:18
abandon their faithful love,#Ps 31:6
9but as for me, I will sacrifice#Ps 50:14,23; Jr 33:11; Hs 14:2 to you
with a voice of thanksgiving.#Ps 26:7
I will fulfill#Jb 22:27; Ps 22:25; 116:14,18; Ec 5:4–5 what I have vowed.
Salvation#2:9 Or Deliverance belongs to the Lord.#Ps 3:8; Is 12:2; 45:17; Rv 7:10
10Then the Lord commanded the fish,#Jnh 1:17 and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

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