Jonah 2 (21st Century King James Version)
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
2 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly,
2 and said: “I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and He heard me. Out of the belly of hell cried I, and Thou heardest my voice.
3 For 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.
4 Then I said, ‘I am cast out of Thy sight; yet I will look again toward Thy holy temple.’
5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 I 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.
7 “When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came in unto Thee, into Thine holy temple.
8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy,
9 but I will sacrifice unto Thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.”
10 And the Lord spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.