The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.1
To the roots of the mountains2 I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you brought my life up from the pit,3 O LORD my God.
"When my life was ebbing away, I remembered4 you, LORD, and my prayer5 rose to you, to your holy temple.6
"Those who cling to worthless idols7 forfeit the grace that could be theirs.
But I, with a song of thanksgiving,8 will sacrifice9 to you. What I have vowed10 I will make good. Salvation11 comes from the LORD."
And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.