Jonah 2:2
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New International Version
He said: "In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.

King James Bible
And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

Darby Bible Translation
and he said: I cried by reason of my distress unto Jehovah, and he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I: thou heardest my voice.

World English Bible
He said, "I called because of my affliction to Yahweh. He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried. You heard my voice.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith: I called, because of my distress, to Jehovah, And He doth answer me, From the belly of sheol I have cried, Thou hast heard my voice.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Out of the belly of hell - Among the Hebrews שאול sheol means the grave, any deep pit, the place of separate spirits, etc. Here the prophet represents himself as in the bottom of the sea; for so sheol must be understood in this place.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I cried.

Genesis 32:7-12,24-28 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels...

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved...

Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 18:4-6 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid...

Psalm 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried to him...

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 65:2 O you that hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 142:1-3 I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did I make my supplication...

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

by reason of mine. or, out of mine.

1 Samuel 1:16 Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken till now.

out.

Psalm 18:5,6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me...

Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalm 88:1-7 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you...

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.

hell. or, the grave.

Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your coming: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth...

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly...

Acts 2:27 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

and thou.

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 65:2 O you that hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

Library
Salvation of the Lord
By salvation here we do not merely understand the special salvation which Jonah received from death; for according to Dr. Gill, there is something so special in the original, in the word salvation having one more letter than it usually has, when it only refers to some temporary deliverance, that we can only understand it here as relating to the great work of the salvation of the soul which endureth for ever. That "salvation is of the Lord," I shall this morning try to show as best I can. First, I
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

An Address to a Soul So Overwhelmed with a Sense of the Greatness of Its Sins, that it Dares not Apply Itself to Christ with Any
1-4. The case described at large.--5. As it frequently occurs.--6. Granting all that the dejected soul charges on itself.--7. The invitations and promises of Christ give hope.--8. The reader urged, under all his burdens and fears, to an humble application to him. Which is accordingly exemplified in the concluding Reflection and Prayer. 1. I have now done with those unhappy creatures who despise the Gospel, and with those who neglect it. With pleasure do I now turn myself to those who will hear me
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
1 Samuel 30:6
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

Psalm 18:4
The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

Psalm 18:5
The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

Psalm 22:24
For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.

Psalm 86:13
For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.

Psalm 88:1
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. LORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.

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