Jonah 2:1
New International Version
From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.

New Living Translation
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish.

English Standard Version
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,

Berean Study Bible
From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the LORD his God,

King James Bible
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

New King James Version
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish’s belly.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

NASB 1995
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

NASB 1977
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

Amplified Bible
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

Christian Standard Bible
Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish:

American Standard Version
Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yonan prayed before LORD JEHOVAH God from the intestines of the fish

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jonas prayed to the Lord his God out of the belly of the whale,

Contemporary English Version
From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the LORD his God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonas prayed to the Lord his God out of the belly of the fish.

English Revised Version
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly.

Good News Translation
From deep inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.

International Standard Version
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the sea creature.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly.

Literal Standard Version
And Jonah prays to his God YHWH from the bowels of the fish.

NET Bible
Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish

New Heart English Bible
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD, his God, out of the fish's belly.

World English Bible
Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God, out of the fish's belly.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonah prayeth unto Jehovah his God from the bowels of the fish.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonah's Prayer
1From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the LORD his God, 2saying: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered me. From the belly of Sheol I called for help, and You heard my voice.…

Cross References
Job 13:15
Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. I will still defend my ways to His face.

Psalm 130:1
Out of the depths I cry to You, O LORD!

Psalm 130:2
O Lord, hear my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my plea for mercy.

Lamentations 3:53
They dropped me alive into a pit and cast stones upon me.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

prayed.

2 Chronicles 33:11-13
Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon…

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 91:15
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

out.

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Psalm 130:1,2
A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD…

Lamentations 3:53-56
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me…









II.

JONAH'S PRAYER AND DELIVERANCE.

(1) Then Jonah prayed.--This introduction, to what is in reality a psalm of thanksgiving, has its parallel in Hannah's song (1Samuel 2:1-10), which is introduced in the same way. Comp. also the Note appended by the psalm collector at the end of Psalms 72, "The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended."

Verses 1-10. - Part I. JONAH'S PRAYER AND DELIVERANCE. Verses 1-9. - 1. Jonah, in the belly of the fish, offers a prayer of thanksgiving for his rescue from death by drowning, in which he sees a pledge of further deliverance. Verse 1. - Then Jonah prayed. These were his feelings when he sank in the waters and while he lay in his mysterious prison; he may have put them into their metrical form after his deliverance. The grammatical arrangement, and especially the language of ver. 7, seem to speak of a deliverance already experienced rather than of one expected. As this "prayer" does not suit an allegory, and as no cue but Jonah could have known its substance, we have here an argument for his authorship. It is rather a thanksgiving than a prayer - like that of Hennas (1 Samuel 2:1). When he realizes that he was saved from drowning, he uttered his gratitude, and saw that he might hope for further rescue. How he passed the three days we cannot tell; some have thought he was unconscious; but thin is, perhaps, hardly consistent with the notice of his praying, and with the action of his great Antitype, who, during his sojourn in the unseen world, "preached to the spirits in prison" (1 Peter 3:19). His God. He acknowledges Jehovah as his God. He had proved himself his by inspiration, by chastisement, and now by mercy (Pusey). The following prayer contains ample reminiscences of the Psalms, which would be familiar to a devout Israelite. Those quoted are mostly what have been considered to belong to David's time. if their date is really ascertained. But it is a matter of controversy, incapable of settlement, whether Jonah or the psalmist is the original.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
From inside
מִמְּעֵ֖י (mim·mə·‘ê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4578: The intestines, the abdomen, sympathy, a vest, the stomach, the uterus, the heart

the fish
הַדָּגָֽה׃ (had·dā·ḡāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1710: A fish

Jonah
יוֹנָ֔ה (yō·w·nāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3124: Jonah -- an Israelite prophet

prayed
וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֣ל (way·yiṯ·pal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

his God,
אֱלֹהָ֑יו (’ĕ·lō·hāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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