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Jonah 2Modern English Version (MEV)

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish. 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.
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.
Then I said, ‘I am cast away
    from Your sight;
yet I will look again
    to Your holy temple.’
The waters encompassed me; even to my soul
    the deep surrounded me;
    weeds were wrapped around my head.
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.

“When my life was ebbing away,
    I remembered the Lord;
and my prayer came to You,
    into Your holy temple.

“Those who follow vain idols
    forsake their true loyalty.
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.

Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.

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