Jonah 2Lexham English Bible (LEB)
2 And Jonah prayed to Yahweh his God from the belly of the fish 2 and said,
“I called from my distress to Yahweh,
and he answered me;
from the belly of Sheol I cried for help—
you heard my voice.
3 And you threw me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the sea currents surrounded me;
all your breakers and your surging waves
passed over me.
4 And I said, ‘I am banished
from your sight;
how will I continue to look
on your holy temple?’
5 The waters encompassed me up to my neck;
the deep surrounded me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.
6 I went down to the foundations of the mountains;
the Underworld—its bars were around me forever.
But you brought up my life from the pit,
Yahweh my God.
7 When my life was ebbing away from me,
I remembered Yahweh,
and my prayer came to you,
to your holy temple.
8 Those who worship vain idols
forsake their loyal love.
9 But I, with a voice of thanksgiving,
will sacrifice to you;
I will fulfill what I have vowed.
Deliverance belongs to Yahweh!”
10 And Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out on the dry land.