From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.
He said: "In my distress I called1 to the LORD,2 and he answered me. From the depths of the grave3 I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
You hurled me into the deep,4 into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves5 and breakers swept over me.6
I said, 'I have been banished from your sight;7 yet I will look again toward your holy temple.'8
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