Jonah 2 DBY

1 And Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly;
2 and he said: I cried by reason of my distress unto Jehovah, and he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I: thou heardest my voice.
3 For thou didst cast me into the depth, into the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me: All thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me.
4 And I said, I am cast out from before thine eyes, Yet will I look again toward thy holy temple.
5 The waters encompassed me, to the soul: The deep was round about me, The weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The bars of the earth [closed] upon me for ever: But thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.
7 When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, Into thy holy temple. a

References for Jonah 2:7

    • b 2:7 - Or 'palace.'
      8 They that observe lying vanities b forsake their own mercy. c

      References for Jonah 2:8

        • c 2:8 - Or 'vain idols:' see Ps. 31.6.
        • d 2:8 - Chesed, 'grace,' 'favour.'
          9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of Jehovah.
          10 And Jehovah commanded the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry [land].