1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish.

References for Jonah 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Verses 2:1-10 are numbered 2:2-11 in Hebrew text.
      2 He said, “I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble, and he answered me. I called to you from the land of the dead, and LORD, you heard me!

      References for Jonah 2:2

        • b 2:2 - Hebrew from Sheol.
          3 You threw me into the ocean depths, and I sank down to the heart of the sea. The mighty waters engulfed me; I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves.
          4 Then I said, ‘O LORD, you have driven me from your presence. Yet I will look once more toward your holy Temple.’
          5 “I sank beneath the waves, and the waters closed over me. Seaweed wrapped itself around my head.
          6 I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O LORD my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!
          7 As my life was slipping away, I remembered the LORD . And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple.
          8 Those who worship false gods turn their backs on all God’s mercies.
          9 But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.”
          10 Then the LORD ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach.