1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. 2And he said:
“I #1 Sam. 30:6Ps. 120:1Lam. 3:55cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
#Ps. 65:2And He answered me.
“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
3#Ps. 88:6For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
#Ps. 42:7All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
4#Ps. 31:22Jer. 7:15Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again #1 Kin. 8:382 Chr. 6:38Ps. 5:7toward Your holy temple.’
5The #Ps. 69:1Lam. 3:54waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my #Job 33:28(Ps. 16:10Is. 38:17)life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.
7“When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
#2 Chr. 30:27Ps. 18:6And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
8“Those who regard #2 Kin. 17:15Ps. 31:6Jer. 10:8worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.
9But I will #Ps. 50:1423Jer. 33:11Hos. 14:2sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have #Job 22:27(Eccl. 5:45)vowed.
#Ps. 3:8(Is. 45:17)Salvation is of the #(Jer. 3:23)Lord.”
10So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.