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Jonah 2

Jonah 2:1  
Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God, out of the fish’s belly.

Jonah 2:2  
He said, “I called because of my affliction to Yahweh. He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried. You heard my voice.

Jonah 2:3  
For you threw me into the depths, in the heart of the seas. The flood was all around me. All your waves and your billows passed over me.

Jonah 2:4  
I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’

Jonah 2:5  
The waters surrounded me, even to the soul. The deep was around me. The weeds were wrapped around my head.

Jonah 2:6  
I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth barred me in forever; yet you have brought my life up from the pit, Yahweh my God.

Jonah 2:7  
“When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Yahweh. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

Jonah 2:8  
Those who regard vain idols forsake their own mercy.

Jonah 2:9  
But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving. I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation belongs to Yahweh.”

Jonah 2:10  
Then Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.


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