Jonah 2:8
Good News Translation
Those who worship worthless idols have abandoned their loyalty to you.

Contemporary English Version
All who worship worthless idols turn from the God who offers them mercy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto the holy temple.

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When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto the holy temple.

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn not aside after vain things, which shall never profit you, nor deliver you, because they are vain.

2 Kings 17:15 And they rejected his ordinances, and the covenant that he made with their fathers, and the testimonies which he testified against them: and they followed vanities, and acted vainly: and they followed the nations that were round about them, concerning which the Lord had commanded them that they should not do as they did.

Psalm 31:6 Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have done two evils. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have digged to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 10:8,14,15 They shall be all proved together to be senseless and foolish: the doctrine of their vanity is wood. . . .

Jeremiah 16:19 O Lord, my might, and my strength, and my refuge in the day of tribulation: to thee the Gentiles shall come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: Surely our fathers have possessed lies, a vanity which hath not profited them.

Habakkuk 2:18-20 What doth the graven thing avail, because the maker thereof hath graven it, a molten, and a false image? because the forger thereof hath trusted in a thing of his own forging, to make dumb idols. . . .

Context
Jonah's Prayer
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. 8When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto the holy temple.9They that in vain observe vanities, forsake their own mercy.…
Cross References
2 Kings 17:15
And they rejected his ordinances, and the covenant that he made with their fathers, and the testimonies which he testified against them: and they followed vanities, and acted vainly: and they followed the nations that were round about them, concerning which the Lord had commanded them that they should not do as they did.

Psalm 31:6
Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:

Jeremiah 10:8
They shall be all proved together to be senseless and foolish: the doctrine of their vanity is wood.

Additional Translations
Those who cling to worthless idols forsake His loving devotion.They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.

They that observe vanities and lies have forsaken their own mercy.

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

They that regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.
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