Jonah 2
Orthodox Jewish Bible
1 (2:2) Then Yonah davened unto Hashem Elohav from out of the dag's belly,

2 (2:3) (2:3) And said, I cried by reason of mine tzoros unto Hashem, He heard me; out of the belly of Sheol cried I, and Thou heardest my voice.

3 (2:4) (2:4) For Thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the yamim (seas); and the current swirled about me; all Thy billows and Thy waves passed over me.

4 (2:5) (2:5) Then I said, I am cast out of Thy sight; yet I will look again toward Thy Heikhal Kodesh.

5 (2:6) (2:6) The mayim compassed me about, even to the nefesh; the depth closed me round about, the seaweed were wrapped about my head.

6 (2:7) (2:7) I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; ha'aretz with her bars closed behind me l'olam; yet hast Thou brought up my life from shachat (corruption; T.N. see Ps 16:10), Hashem Elohai.

7 (2:8) (2:8) When my nefesh fainted within me, I remembered Hashem; and my tefillah came unto Thee, into Thine Heikhal Kodesh.

8 (2:9) (2:9) They that observe lying vanities forsake their own chesed.

9 (2:10) (2:10) But I will sacrifice unto Thee with the voice of todah; I will pay that which I have vowed. Yeshuah (Salvation) is from Hashem.

10 (2:11) (2:11) And Hashem spoke unto HaDag (The Fish), and it vomited out Yonah upon the yabashah (dry land).

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