Jonah 2
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Jonah’s Prayer

1Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from insidea the fish:b

2I called to the LORD in my distress,c

and He answered me.

I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol;d

You heard my voice.e

3You threw me into the depths,f

into the heart of the seas,g

and the currenth overcame me.

All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me.i

4But I said: I have been banishedj

from Your sight,k

yet I will look once morel

toward Your holy temple.m

5The waters engulfed me up to the neck;n, o

the watery depths overcame me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.p

6I sank to the foundations of the mountains;q

the earth with its prison bars closed behind me forever!r

But You raised my lifes from the Pit, LORD my God!t

7As my life was fading away,u

I remembered Yahweh.v

My prayer came to You,w

to Your holy temple.x

8Those who cling to worthless idolsy

forsake faithful love,z

9but as for me, I will sacrificeaa to You

with a voice of thanksgiving.ab

I will fulfillac what I have vowed.

Salvationad is from the LORD!ae

10Then the LORD commanded the fish,af and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.


Footnotes:
a. 2:1 Lit from the belly of
b. 2:1 Jb 13:15; Ps 130:1-2; Lm 3:53-56
c. 2:2 1Sm 30:6; Ps 18:4-6; 22:24; 120:1
d. 2:2 Ps 18:5-6; 86:13; 88:1-7; Is 28:15; 38:18
e. 2:2 Ps 34:7
f. 2:3 Ps 69:1-2,14-15; Lm 3:54
g. 2:3 Neh 9:11
h. 2:3 Lit river
i. 2:3 Ps 42:7
j. 2:4 Lv 21:7
k. 2:4 Ps 31:22-23; Jr 7:15
l. 2:4 LXX reads said: Indeed, will I look . . . ?
m. 2:4 1Kg 8:38; 2Ch 6:38; Ps 5:7; 138:2
n. 2:5 Or me, threatening my life
o. 2:5 Ps 69:1-2; 105:18; Pr 23:2; Lm 3:54
p. 2:5 Ps 18:4-5
q. 2:6 Ps 116:3
r. 2:6 Jb 38:10; Ps 9:13; Is 38:10; Mt 16:18
s. 2:6 Jb 33:28; Ps 16:10; 30:3; Is 38:17
t. 2:6 Ps 30:3; 86:13
u. 2:7 Ps 142:3
v. 2:7 2Sm 14:11; Ps 77:10-11; 143:5
w. 2:7 2Ch 30:27; Ps 18:6
x. 2:7 Ps 11:4; 65:4; 88:2; Mc 1:2; Hab 2:20
y. 2:8 2Kg 17:15; Ps 31:6; Jr 16:18
z. 2:8 Ps 31:6
aa. 2:9 Ps 50:14,23; Jr 33:11; Hs 14:2
ab. 2:9 Ps 26:7
ac. 2:9 Jb 22:27; Ps 22:25; 116:14,18; Ec 5:4-5
ad. 2:9 Or Deliverance
ae. 2:9 Ps 3:8; Is 12:2; 45:17; Rv 7:10
af. 2:10 Jnh 1:17
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