Jonah 2:6
Good News Translation
I went down to the very roots of the mountains, into the land whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O LORD my God, brought me back from the depths alive.

Contemporary English Version
I had sunk down deep below the mountains beneath the sea. I knew that forever, I would be a prisoner there. But, you, LORD God, rescued me from that pit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The waters compassed me about even to the soul: the deep hath closed me round about, the sea hath covered my head.

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The waters compassed me about even to the soul: the deep hath closed me round about, the sea hath covered my head.

bottoms.

Deuteronomy 32:22 A fire is kindled in my wrath, and shall burn even to the lowest hell: and shall devour the earth with her increase, and shall burn the foundations of the mountains.

Psalm 65:6 Thou who preparest the mountains by thy strength, being girded with power:

Psalm 104:6,8 The deep like a garment is its clothing: above the mountains shall the waters stand. . . .

Isaiah 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and weighed the heavens with his palm? who hath poised with three fingers the bulk of the earth, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Habakkuk 3:6,10 He stood and measured the earth. He beheld, and melted the nations: and the ancient mountains were crushed to pieces. The hills of the world were bowed down by the journeys of his eternity. . . .

the earth.

Job 38:4-11 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. . . .

Proverbs 8:25-29 He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. . . .

yet.

Psalm 16:10 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.

Isaiah 38:17 Behold in peace is my bitterness most bitter: but thou hast delivered my soul that it should not perish, thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Acts 13:33-37 This same God hath fulfilled to our children, raising up Jesus, as in the second psalm also is written: Thou art my Son: this day have I begotten thee. . . .

corruption.

Job 33:24,28 He shall have mercy on him, and shall say: Deliver him, that he may not go down to corruption: I have found wherein I may be merciful to him. . . .

Psalm 30:3,9 Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit. . . .

Psalm 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Context
Jonah's Prayer
5And I said: I am cast away out of the sight of thy eyes: but yet I shall see the holy temple again. 6The waters compassed me about even to the soul: the deep hath closed me round about, the sea hath covered my head.7I went down to the lowest parts of the mountains: the bars of the earth have shut me up for ever: and thou wilt bring up my life from corruption, O Lord, my God.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:18
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Job 33:28
He hath delivered his soul from going into destruction, that it may live and see the light.

Psalm 16:10
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.

Psalm 18:5
The sorrows of hell encompassed me: and the snares of death prevented me.

Psalm 30:3
Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 116:3
The sorrows of death have compassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow:

Isaiah 38:10
I said: In the midst of my days I shall go to the gates of hell: I sought for the residue of my years.

Isaiah 38:17
Behold in peace is my bitterness most bitter: but thou hast delivered my soul that it should not perish, thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Ezekiel 26:20
And when I shall bring thee down with those that descend into the pit to the everlasting people, and shall set thee in the lowest parts of the earth, as places desolate of old, with them that are brought down into the pit, that thou be not inhabited: and when I shall give glory in the land of the living,

Ezekiel 31:14
For which cause none of the trees by the waters shall exalt themselves for their height: nor shoot up their tops among the thick branches and leaves, neither shall any of them that are watered stand up in their height: for they are all delivered unto death to the lowest parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down into the pit.

Additional Translations
To the roots of the mountains I descended; the earth beneath me barred me in forever! But You raised my life from the pit, O LORD my God!I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet have you brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed upon me for ever: Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

to the clefts of the mountains; I went down into the earth, whose bars are the everlasting barriers: yet, O Lord my God, let my ruined life be restored.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The bars of the earth [closed] upon me for ever: But thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars closed upon me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth barred me in forever: yet have you brought up my life from the pit, Yahweh my God.

To the cuttings of mountains I have come down, The earth, her bars are behind me to the age. And Thou bringest up from the pit my life, O Jehovah my God.
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