Jonah 2
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1Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish 2and said,

“I called out to the Lord from my distress,

and he answered me;

from the belly of Sheol I cried out for help,

and you heard my prayer.

3You 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.

4I thought I had been banished from your sight,

that I would never again see your holy temple!

5Water engulfed me up to my neck;

the deep ocean surrounded me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.

6I went down to the very bottoms of the mountains;

the gates of the netherworld barred me in forever;

but you brought me up from the Pit, O Lord, my God.

7When my life was ebbing away, I called out to the Lord,

and my prayer came to your holy temple.

8Those who worship worthless idols forfeit the mercy that could be theirs.

9But as for me, I promise to offer a sacrifice to you with a public declaration of praise;

I will surely do what I have promised.

Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

10Then the Lord commanded the fish and it disgorged Jonah on dry land.

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