Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,
saying, 1"I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; 2out of the belly of Sheol I cried, 3and you heard my voice.
4For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; 5all your waves and your billows passed over me.
6Then I said, 'I am driven away from your sight; 7yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.'
8The waters closed in over me 9to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head
at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.
When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, 10and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.