2 To his God, the Eternal, Jonah prayed from inside this great fish.
Jonah reveals in his prayer a change of heart: he thanks God for saving him from the angry sea.
2 Jonah: With desperate cries I beckoned the Eternal to hear, and He answered me. From the belly, the place of death, I cried out to You, and You have responded to my voice. 3 You threw me into the watery depths and cast me into the middle of the chaotic seas. The waters closed in around me; Your waves broke over me; Your surf swelled as I sank into the depths. 4 But then I said to You, “I have been driven out from before Your very eyes. Still, I know I will gaze again on Your holy temple.” 5 The waters swallowed me; the deep abyss was covering over me. Seaweeds were wrapped around my head, trapping me 6 as I sank down to where the mountains are rooted to the earth. I went down to the place where death’s gate would lock me in forever.
Yet You lifted me up from the pit. Eternal One, You are my God! 7 Only as my life was fading way did I remember the Eternal; To Your sacred dwelling, Your holy temple, my cries did rise to You. 8 Those who worship worthless idols turn their backs on God and renounce their loyal love. 9 But I will sing to You and sacrifice to You with a voice filled with thanksgiving; Whatever I promised, I will certainly pay it because deliverance is from the Eternal alone.
10 Then the Eternal One directed the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto the shore.
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