From the belly of the fish Yonah prayed to ADONAI his God;
he said, "Out of my distress I called to ADONAI, and he answered me; from the belly of Sh'ol I cried, and you heard my voice.
For you threw me into the deep, into the heart of the seas; and the flood enveloped me; all your surging waves passed over me.
I thought, 'I have been banished from your sight.' But I will again look at your holy temple.
The water surrounded me, threatened my life; the deep closed over me, seaweed twined around my head.
I was going down to the bottoms of the mountains, to a land whose bars would close me in forever; but you brought me up alive from the pit, ADONAI, my God!
As my life was ebbing away, I remembered ADONAI; and my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.
"Those who worship vain idols give up their source of mercy;
but I, speaking my thanks aloud, will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed, I will pay. Salvation comes from ADONAI!"
Then ADONAI spoke to the fish, and it vomited Yonah out onto dry land.