||English: New American Standard Bible
Jonah 2 [Commentary] |
||Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,
||and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD,
And He answered me.
I cried for help from the depth of Sheol;
You heard my voice.
||"For You had cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the current engulfed me.
All Your breakers and billows passed over me.
||"So I said, `I have been expelled from Your sight.
Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.'
||"Water encompassed me to the point of death.
The great deep engulfed me,
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
||"I descended to the roots of the mountains.
The earth with its bars was around me forever,
But You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.
||"While I was fainting away,
I remembered the LORD,
And my prayer came to You,
Into Your holy temple.
||"Those who regard vain idols
Forsake their faithfulness,
||But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving.
That which I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation is from the LORD."
||Then the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.
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