Jonah 2:1-7 NIV

Jonah's Prayer

1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.

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      2 He said: "In my distress I called1 to the LORD,2 and he answered me. From the depths of the gravea3 I called for help, and you listened to my cry.

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        • a 2:2 - Hebrew "Sheol"
          3 You hurled me into the deep,4 into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves5 and breakers swept over me.6

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          4 I said, 'I have been banished from your sight;7 yet I will look again toward your holy temple.'8

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          5 The engulfing waters threatened me,b the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.9

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            • b 2:5 - Or "waters were at my throat"
              6 To the roots of the mountains10 I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you brought my life up from the pit,11 O LORD my God.

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              7 "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered12 you, LORD, and my prayer13 rose to you, to your holy temple.14

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