American Standard VersionJonah's Prayer
1Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly.
2And he said, I called by reason of mine affliction unto Jehovah, And he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I, And thou heardest my voice.
3For thou didst cast me into the depth, in the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me; All thy waves and thy billows passed over me.
4And I said, I am cast out from before thine eyes; Yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
5The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; The deep was round about me; The weeds were wrapped about my head.
6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed upon me for ever: Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.
7When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple.
8They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.
9But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of Jehovah.
10And Jehovah spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
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