Jonah 2:1

2:1 Jonah prayed. Consistent with Old Testament narrative style, the Jonah story is interrupted with a poem (vv. 2–9), a psalm of thanksgiving and celebration for the Lord’s deliverance and mercy. The literary structure is typical of a thanksgiving psalm: (a) petition for deliverance (2:2); (b) review of crisis (2:3–6); (c) review of deliverance (2:6, 7); and (d) praise for deliverance (2:8, 9).