1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,
2 and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. 3 "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. 4 "So I said, 'I have been expelled from Your sight Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.' 5 "Water encompassed me to the point of death The great deep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head. 6 "I descended to the roots of the mountains The earth with its bars was around me forever, But You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God. 7 "While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple. 8 "Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness, 9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the LORD."
10 Then the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation