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.
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.'
7 When my endurance was weakening, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, to your holy temple.
8 Those deceived by worthless things lose their chance for mercy.
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.