1 And Jonah prayed to Yahweh his God from the belly of the fish
2 and said, "I called {from my distress} to Yahweh, and he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried for help-- you heard my voice.
3 And you threw me [into the] deep, into the heart of [the] seas, and [the] sea currents surrounded me; all your breakers and your surging waves passed over me.
4 And I said, 'I am banished from your sight; how {will I continue to look} {on your holy temple}?'

References for Jonah 2:4

    • a 2:4 - Or "expelled," or "driven away"
    • b 2:4 - Or "however, I will continue to look on your holy temple"
    • c 2:4 - Literally "will I do again to look," meaning "will I continue to look"
    • d 2:4 - Literally "on the temple of your holiness"
      5 [The] waters encompassed me up to [my] neck; [the] deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
      6 I went down to the foundations of [the] mountains; the Underworld--its bars [were] around me forever. But you brought up my life from [the] pit, Yahweh my God.
      7 When my life was ebbing away from me, I remembered Yahweh, and my prayer came to you, {to your holy temple}.

      References for Jonah 2:7

        • e 2:7 - Literally "to the temple of your holiness"
          8 Those who worship vain idols forsake their loyal love.

          References for Jonah 2:8

            • f 2:8 - This could mean (1) they forsake the loyal love they should show to God or (2) they forfeit [forsake] the loyal love that God would have shown to them
              9 But I, with a voice of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you; I will fulfill what I have vowed. Deliverance [belongs] to Yahweh!"

              References for Jonah 2:9

                • g 2:9 - Or "salvation"
                  10 And Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out on the dry land.