Jonah 2 NAS

Jonah's Prayer

1 aThen Jonah prayed to the LORD his God 1from the stomach of the fish,

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2 and he said, "I 2called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me. I cried for help from the bdepth of 3Sheol; You heard my voice.

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3 "For You had 4cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current cengulfed me. All Your 5breakers and billows passed over me.

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4 "So I said, 'I have been 6expelled from dYour sight. Nevertheless I will look again 7toward Your holy temple.'

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    • m 2:4 - Lit "before Your eyes"
      5 "8Water encompassed me to the epoint of death. The great 9deep fengulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head.

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        • n 2:5 - Lit "soul"
        • o 2:5 - Lit "surrounded"
          6 "I 10descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its 11bars was around me forever, But You have 12brought up my life from gthe pit, O LORD my God.

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          7 "While hI was 13fainting away, I 14remembered the LORD, And my 15prayer came to You, Into 16Your holy temple.

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            • q 2:7 - Lit "my soul...within me"
              8 "Those who 17regard ivain idols Forsake their faithfulness,

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                • r 2:8 - Lit "empty vanities"
                  9 But I will 18sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will 19pay. 20Salvation is from the LORD."

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                  10 Then the LORD commanded the 21fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.

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