2 While Jonah was in the stomach of the fish, he prayed to the Lord his God. Jonah said,
2 “I was in danger. So I called to the Lord, and he answered me. I was about to die. So I cried to you, and you heard my voice. 3 You threw me into the sea. I went down, down into the deep sea. The water was all around me. Your powerful waves flowed over me. 4 I said, ‘I was driven out of your presence. But I hope to see your Holy Temple again.’ 5 The waters of the sea closed over me. I was about to die. The deep sea was all around me. Seaweed wrapped around my head. 6 I went down to where the mountains of the sea start to rise. I thought I was locked in this prison forever. But you saved me from death, Lord my God.
7 “When my life had almost gone, I remembered the Lord. Lord, I prayed to you. And you heard my prayers in your Holy Temple.
8 “People who worship useless idols give up their loyalty to you. 9 Lord, I will praise and thank you while I give sacrifices to you. I will make promises to you. And I will do what I promise. Salvation comes from the Lord!”
10 Then the Lord spoke to the fish. And the fish spit Jonah out of its stomach onto the dry land.
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