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Jonah 2 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Jonah's Prayer

1 Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from insidea the fish: 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.b 3 You threw me into the depths, into the heart of the seas,c and the currentd overcame me. All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me.e 4 But I said: I have been banished from Your sight,f yet I will look once moreg toward Your holy temple.h 5 The waters engulfed me up to the neck;ij 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!k 7 As my life was fading away, I remembered the Lord. My prayer came to You, to Your holy temple.l 8 Those who cling to worthless idols forsake faithful love,m 9 but as for me, I will sacrifice to You with a voice of thanksgiving.n I will fulfillo what I have vowed. Salvationp is from the Lord!q 10 Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
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