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 called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
      3 You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.
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      4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’
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      5 The engulfing waters threatened me,athe deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
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        • a 2:5 - Or "waters were at my throat"
          6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.
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          7 “When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
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          8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.
          9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”