15 So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea (A)stopped its raging. 16 Then the men became extremely afraid of the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made (B)vows.

17 [a]And the Lord designated a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the (C)stomach of the fish for three days and three nights.

Jonah’s Prayer

[b]Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God (D)from the stomach of the fish, and he said,

“I (E)called out of my distress to the Lord,
And He answered me.
I called for help from the [c]depth of (F)Sheol;
You heard my voice.
For You (G)threw me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the current flowed around me.
All Your (H)breakers and waves passed over me.
So I said, ‘I have been (I)cast out [d]of Your sight.
Nevertheless I will look again (J)toward Your holy temple.’
(K)Water encompassed me to the [e]point of death.
The (L)deep flowed around me,
Seaweed was wrapped around my head.
I (M)descended to the base of the mountains.
The earth with its (N)bars was around me forever,
But You have (O)brought up my life from [f]the pit, Lord my God.
While [g]I was (P)fainting away,
I (Q)remembered the Lord,
And my (R)prayer came to You,
Into (S)Your holy temple.
Those who (T)are followers of worthless [h]idols
Abandon their faithfulness,
But I will (U)sacrifice to You
With a voice of thanksgiving.
That which I have vowed I will (V)pay.
(W)Salvation is from the Lord.”

Footnotes

  1. Jonah 1:17 Ch 2:1 in Heb
  2. Jonah 2:1 Ch 2:2 in Heb
  3. Jonah 2:2 Lit belly
  4. Jonah 2:4 Lit from Your eyes
  5. Jonah 2:5 Lit soul
  6. Jonah 2:6 Or corruption
  7. Jonah 2:7 Lit my soul within me was
  8. Jonah 2:8 Lit futilities