A Great Fish Swallows Jonah
2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying,
(B)“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
and he answered me;
(C)out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
(D)and you heard my voice.
3 (E)For you cast me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the flood surrounded me;
(F)all your waves and your billows
passed over me.
4 (G)Then I said, ‘I am driven away
from your sight;
(H)yet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’
5 (I)The waters closed in over me (J)to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
6 at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet you brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord my God.
7 When my life was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
(K)and my prayer came to you,
into your holy temple.
8 (L)Those who pay regard to vain idols
(M)forsake their hope of steadfast love.
9 (N)But I with the voice of thanksgiving
will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
(O)Salvation belongs to the Lord!”
10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.