Jonah's Prayer of Thanksgiving for Deliverance
1Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly, 2and said,
I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord,
and he heard me;
out of the belly of hell#2.2 hell, Hebrew Sheol. cried I,
and thou heardest my voice.
3For thou hadst cast me into the deep,
in the midst of the seas;
and the floods compassed me about:
all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
4Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight;
yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
5The waters compassed me about,
even to the soul:
the depth closed me round about,
the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains;
the earth with her bars was about me for ever:
yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption,
O Lord my God.
7When my soul fainted within me
I remembered the Lord:
and my prayer came in unto thee,
into thine holy temple.
8They that observe lying vanities
forsake their own mercy.
9But I will sacrifice unto thee
with the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay that that I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord.
10And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.