1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish,
2 saying, "I called to the Lord out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.
3 You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.
4 Then I said, "I am driven away from your sight; how shall I look again upon your holy temple?'

References for Jonah 2:4

    • a 2:4 - Theodotion: Heb [surely]
      5 The waters closed in over me; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped around my head
      6 at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the Pit, O Lord my God.
      7 As my life was ebbing away, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.
      8 Those who worship vain idols forsake their true loyalty.
      9 But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance belongs to the Lord!"
      10 Then the Lord spoke to the fish, and it spewed Jonah out upon the dry land.