Jonah’s Prayer and Deliverance

17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And (A)Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah’s Prayer and God’s Answer

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. And he said:

“I (B)cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
(C)And He answered me.

“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
(D)For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
(E)All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
(F)Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again (G)toward Your holy temple.’
The (H)waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
I went down to the [a]moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my (I)life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.

“When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
(J)And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.

“Those who regard (K)worthless idols
Forsake their own [b]Mercy.
But I will (L)sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have (M)vowed.
(N)Salvation is of the (O)Lord.”

10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.


  1. Jonah 2:6 foundations or bases
  2. Jonah 2:8 Or Lovingkindness

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