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Jonah’s Prayer
1Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside # Lit 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 in the belly of Sheol; # Ps 18:5-6; 86:13; 88:1-7; Is 28:15; 38:18
You heard my voice. # Ps 34:7
3You threw me into the depths, # Ps 69:1-2,14-15; Lm 3:54
into the heart of the seas, # Neh 9:11
and the current # Lit river overcame me.
All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me. # Ps 42:7
4But I said: I have been banished # Lv 21:7
from Your sight, # Ps 31:22-23; Jr 7:15
yet I will look once more # LXX reads said: Indeed, will I look . . . ?
toward Your holy temple. # 1Kg 8:38; 2Ch 6:38; Ps 5:7; 138:2
5The waters engulfed me up to the neck; # 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 with its prison bars closed behind me forever! # Jb 38:10; Ps 9:13; Is 38:10; Mt 16:18
But 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 Yahweh. # 2Sm 14:11; Ps 77:10-11; 143:5
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 cling to worthless idols # 2Kg 17:15; Ps 31:6; Jr 16:18
forsake 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 # Or Deliverance is from 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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