Modern English Version
2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish. 2 He said:
“I called 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 You cast me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the flood surrounded me.
All Your billows and Your waves
passed over me.
4 Then I said, ‘I am cast away
from Your sight;
yet I will look again
to Your holy temple.’
5 The waters encompassed me; even to my soul
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped around my head.
6 I went down to the foundations of the mountains;
the earth with its bars was around me forever;
yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord my God.
7 “When my life was ebbing away,
I remembered the Lord;
and my prayer came to You,
into Your holy temple.
8 “Those who follow vain idols
forsake their true loyalty.
9 But I will sacrifice to You
with the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord!”
10 Then the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon dry land.
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