Jonah 2:3
New International Version
You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.

New Living Translation
You threw me into the ocean depths, and I sank down to the heart of the sea. The mighty waters engulfed me; I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves.

English Standard Version
For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.

Berean Study Bible
For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the current swirled about me; all Your breakers and waves swept over me.

New American Standard Bible
"For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me.

New King James Version
For You cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.

King James Bible
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

Christian Standard Bible
You threw me into the depths, into the heart of the seas, and the current overcame me. All your breakers and your billows swept over me.

Contemporary English Version
You threw me down to the bottom of the sea. The water was churning all around; I was completely covered by your mighty waves.

Good News Translation
You threw me down into the depths, to the very bottom of the sea, where the waters were all around me, and all your mighty waves rolled over me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You threw me into the depths, into the heart of the seas, and the current overcame me. All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me.

International Standard Version
You cast me into the deep— into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

NET Bible
You threw me into the deep waters, into the middle of the sea; the ocean current engulfed me; all the mighty waves you sent swept over me.

New Heart English Bible
For you threw me into the depths, in the heart of the seas. The flood was all around me. All your waves and your billows passed over me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You threw me into the deep, into the depths of the sea, and water surrounded me. All the whitecaps on your waves have swept over me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou didst cast me into the depth, In the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me; All Thy waves and Thy billows Passed over me.

New American Standard 1977
“For Thou hadst cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Thy breakers and billows passed over me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about; all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

King James 2000 Bible
For you had cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods surrounded me: all your billows and your waves passed over me.

American King James Version
For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me.

American Standard Version
For thou didst cast me into the depth, in the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me; All thy waves and thy billows passed over me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou didst cast me into the depths of the heart of the sea, and the floods compassed me: all thy billows and thy waves have passed upon me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou hast cast me forth into the deep in the heart of the sea, and a flood hath compassed me: all thy billows, and thy waves have passed over me.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou didst cast me into the depth, into the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me: All thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me.

English Revised Version
For thou didst cast me into the depth, in the heart of the seas, and the flood was round about me; all thy waves and thy billows passed over me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods encompassed me: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

World English Bible
For you threw me into the depths, in the heart of the seas. The flood was all around me. All your waves and your billows passed over me.

Young's Literal Translation
When Thou dost cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, Then the flood doth compass me, All Thy breakers and Thy billows have passed over me.
Study Bible
Jonah's Prayer
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. 3For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the current swirled about me. All Your breakers and waves swept over me. 4At this, I said, ‘I have been banished from Your sight; yet I will look once more toward Your holy temple.’…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:5
For the waves of death engulfed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me.

Psalm 42:7
Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and waves have rolled over me.

Psalm 69:1
Save me, O God, for the waters are up to my neck.

Psalm 69:2
I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me.

Lamentations 3:54
The waters flowed over my head, and I thought I was going to die.

Treasury of Scripture

For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me.

thou.

Jonah 1:12-16
And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you…

Psalm 69:1,2,14,15
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul…

Psalm 88:5-8
Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand…

midst.

Psalm 42:7
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.







Lexicon
For You cast me
וַתַּשְׁלִיכֵ֤נִי (wat·taš·lî·ḵê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7993: To throw out, down, away

into the deep,
מְצוּלָה֙ (mə·ṣū·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4688: A deep place

into the heart
בִּלְבַ֣ב (bil·ḇaḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

of the seas,
יַמִּ֔ים (yam·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

and the current
וְנָהָ֖ר (wə·nā·hār)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5104: A stream, prosperity

swirled about me.
יְסֹבְבֵ֑נִי (yə·sō·ḇə·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Your breakers
מִשְׁבָּרֶ֥יךָ (miš·bā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4867: A breaker (of the sea)

and waves
וְגַלֶּ֖יךָ (wə·ḡal·le·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1530: Something rolled, a heap of stone, dung, a spring of water

swept
עָבָֽרוּ׃ (‘ā·ḇā·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

over me.
עָלַ֥י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(3) Hadst cast.--Rather, didst cast. (See Psalm 88:6.)

Floods.--Literally, river, used here of the ocean currents. (Comp. Psalm 24:2.)

All thy billows and thy waves.--More exactly, all thy breakers and billows. (See Psalm 42:7, where the same expression is used figuratively for great danger and distress.)

Verse 3. - He describes his danger and distress. Thou hadst cast; rather, thou didst cast, the sailors being the agents of the Divine will. Septuagint, ἀπέῥῬιψας. The deep; βάθη, "depths" (Septuagint); Exodus 15:8. In the midst; literally, in the heart; Septuagint, καρδίας θαλάσσης: galore, in corde maris. This defines more closely the previous expression. The floods; literally, the river. This may mean the current (as in Psalm 24:2), which in the Mediterranean Sea sets from west to east, and, impinging on the Syrian coast, turns north; or it may have reference to the notion, familiar to us in Homer. which regarded the ocean as a river. All thy billows and thy waves; πάντες οἱ μετεωρισμοί σου καὶ τὰ κύματά σου "all thy swellings and waves" (Septuagint); omnes gurgites tui, et fluctus tui (Vulgate). The former are "breakers," the latter "rolling billows." The clause is from Psalm 42:7, Jonah transferring what is there said metaphorically to his own literal experience, at the same time acknowledging God's hand in the punishment by speaking of "thy billows" (comp. Psalm 88:6, 7). 2:1-9 Observe when Jonah prayed. When he was in trouble, under the tokens of God's displeasure against him for sin: when we are in affliction we must pray. Being kept alive by miracle, he prayed. A sense of God's good-will to us, notwithstanding our offences, opens the lips in prayer, which were closed with the dread of wrath. Also, where he prayed; in the belly of the fish. No place is amiss for prayer. Men may shut us from communion with one another, but not from communion with God. To whom he prayed; to the Lord his God. This encourages even backsliders to return. What his prayer was. This seems to relate his experience and reflections, then and afterwards, rather than to be the form or substance of his prayer. Jonah reflects on the earnestness of his prayer, and God's readiness to hear and answer. If we would get good by our troubles, we must notice the hand of God in them. He had wickedly fled from the presence of the Lord, who might justly take his Holy Spirit from him, never to visit him more. Those only are miserable, whom God will no longer own and favour. But though he was perplexed, yet not in despair. Jonah reflects on the favour of God to him, when he sought to God, and trusted in him in his distress. He warns others, and tells them to keep close to God. Those who forsake their own duty, forsake their own mercy; those who run away from the work of their place and day, run away from the comfort of it. As far as a believer copies those who observe lying vanities, he forsakes his own mercy, and lives below his privileges. But Jonah's experience encourages others, in all ages, to trust in God, as the God of salvation.
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