Jonah 2:2-9 (Holman Christian Standard)

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2 I called to the Lord in my distress, and He answered me. I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol; You heard my voice.a 3 You threw me into the depths, into the heart of the seas,b and the currentc overcame me. All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me.d 4 But I said: I have been banished from Your sight,e yet I will look once moref toward Your holy temple.g 5 The waters engulfed me up to the neck;hi the watery depths overcame me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 I sank to the foundations of the mountains; the earth with its prison bars closed behind me forever! But You raised my life from the Pit, Lord my God!j 7 As my life was fading away, I remembered the Lord. My prayer came to You, to Your holy temple.k 8 Those who cling to worthless idols forsake faithful love,l 9 but as for me, I will sacrifice to You with a voice of thanksgiving.m I will fulfilln what I have vowed. Salvationo is from the Lord!p
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