"Water surrounded me, threatening my life. The deep [sea] covered me completely. Seaweed was wrapped around my head.
I sank to the foot of the mountains. I sank to the bottom, where bars held me forever. But you brought me back from the pit, O LORD, my God.
"As my life was slipping away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer came to you in your holy temple.
Those who hold on to worthless idols abandon their loyalty [to you].
But I will sacrifice to you with songs of thanksgiving. I will keep my vow. Victory belongs to the LORD!"
Then the LORD spoke to the fish, and it spit Jonah out onto the shore.