Jonah's Prayer

Jonah 2

1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish's belly.

2 And he said:
"I a cried out to the LORD because of my affliction,
b And He answered me.
"Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
3 c For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
d All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
4 e Then I said, 'I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again f toward Your holy temple.'
5 The g waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6 I went down to the 1 moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my h life from the pit,
O LORD, my God.
7 "When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the LORD;
i And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
8 "Those who regard j worthless idols
Forsake their own 2 Mercy.
9 But I will k sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have l vowed.
m Salvation is of the n LORD."

10 So the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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