Jonah 2 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. 1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.
2 He said, "When I was in trouble, I called out to you. And you answered me. When I had almost drowned, I called out for help. And you listened to my cry. 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 You threw me into the Mediterranean Sea. I was in the middle of its waters. They were all around me. All of your rolling waves were sweeping 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 I said, 'I have been driven away from you. But I will look again toward your holy temple in Jerusalem.' 4 I said, 'I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.'
5 I had almost drowned in the waves. The deep waters were all around me. Seaweed was wrapped around my head. 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
6 I sank down to the bottom of the mountains. I thought I had died and gone down into the grave forever. But you brought my life up from the very edge of the pit. You are the 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 life was nearly over, I remembered you, Lord. My prayer rose up to you. It reached you in your holy temple in heaven. 7 "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
8 "Some people worship the worthless statues of their gods. They turn away from the grace you want to give them. 8 "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.
9 But I will sacrifice a thank offering to you. And I will sing a song of thanks. I will do what I have promised. Lord, you are the one who saves." 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 The LORD gave the fish a command. And it spit Jonah up onto dry land. 10 And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.