Jonah - Chapter 2 | English Standard Version

  • 1. Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,
  • 2. saying, "I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.
  • 3. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.
  • 4. Then I said, 'I am driven away from your sight; Yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.'
  • 5. The waters closed in over me to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head
  • 6. at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.
  • 7. When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.
  • 8. Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.
  • 9. But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the LORD!"
  • 10. And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.