1 Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish:
2 "I called out to the LORD in my distress, and he answered me. From the belly of the underworld I cried out for help; you have heard my voice.

References for Jonah 2:2

    • a 2:2 - Heb <i>Sheol</i>
      3 You had cast me into the depths in the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounds me. All your strong waves and rushing water passed over me.
      4 So I said, ‘I have been driven away from your sight. Will I ever again look on your holy temple?
      5 Waters have grasped me to the point of death; the deep surrounds me. Seaweed is wrapped around my head
      6 at the base of the undersea mountains. I have sunk down to the underworld; its bars held me with no end in sight. But you brought me out of the pit.'

      References for Jonah 2:6

        • b 2:6 - Heb lacks <i>undersea.</i>
          7 When my endurance was weakening, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, to your holy temple.

          References for Jonah 2:7

            • c 2:7 - <i>Endurance </i>here renders the same Heb word as <i>life </i>in 1:14 and <i>death </i>in 2:5.
              8 Those deceived by worthless things lose their chance for mercy.

              References for Jonah 2:8

                • d 2:8 - Heb uncertain
                  9 But me, I will offer a sacrifice to you with a voice of thanks. That which I have promised, I will pay. Deliverance belongs to the LORD!"
                  10 Then the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto the dry land.