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Jonah 2

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 1 Then in the fish's belly Jonah prayed to the LORD his God,

 2 And said: "I called to the LORD out of my affliction, and he heard me; I cried out of the belly of hell, and you heard my voice.

 3 For you had cast me into the deep, into the midst of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; all your breakers and waves passed over me.

 4 Then I said, I have been cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.

 5 The waters surround me, even to the death; the deep closed around me, the seaweed was wrapped around my head.

 6 I went down to the roots of the mountains; the earth with its bars closed behind me forever. Yet you have brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

 7 When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to you into your holy temple.

 8 Those who regard lying, worthless idols forsake their own mercy.

 9 But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD."

 10 Then the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.


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