2 [a]Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the sea creature. 2 He said:
“I called out to the Lord from the midst of affliction directed at me,[b] and he answered me. From the depths[c] of death[d] I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.[e] 3 You cast me into the deep— into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me. 4 So I told myself,[f] ‘I have been driven away from you.[g] How[h] will I again gaze on your holy Temple?’ 5 Flood waters encompassed me, the deep surrounded me while seaweed wrapped around my head. 6 I sank to the roots of the mountains; the earth’s prison[i] bars closed[j] around me forever. Yet you resurrect the dead[k] from the Pit,[l]Lord my God!
7 “As my life was fading away, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple. 8 Those who cling to vain idols leave behind the gracious love that could have been theirs.[m] 9 But as for me, with a voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance[n] is the Lord’s!”
10 Then the Lord spoke to the sea creature, and it spewed Jonah onto the dry land.
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