Jonah 2 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Jonah made prayer to the Lord his God from the inside of the fish, and said, 1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.
2 In my trouble I was crying to the Lord, and he gave me an answer; out of the deepest underworld I sent up a cry, and you gave ear to my voice. 2 He said: "In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
3 For you have put me down into the deep, into the heart of the sea; and the river was round about me; all your waves and your rolling waters went over me. 3 You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.
4 And I said, I have been sent away from before your eyes; how may I ever again see your holy Temple? 4 I said, 'I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.'
5 The waters were circling round me, even to the neck; the deep was about me; the sea-grass was twisted round my head. 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
6 I went down to the bases of the mountains; as for the earth, her walls were about me for ever: but you have taken up my life from the underworld, O Lord my God. 6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you brought my life up from the pit, O LORD my God.
7 When my soul in me was overcome, I kept the memory of the Lord: and my prayer came in to you, into your holy Temple. 7 "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
8 The worshippers of false gods have given up their only hope. 8 "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.
9 But I will make an offering to you with the voice of praise; I will give effect to my oaths. Salvation is the Lord's. 9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD."
10 And at the Lord's order, the fish sent Jonah out of its mouth on to the dry land. 10 And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.