Jonah 2:3
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New International Version
You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.

New Living Translation
You threw me into the ocean depths, and I sank down to the heart of the sea. The mighty waters engulfed me; I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves.

English Standard Version
For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.

New American Standard Bible
"For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me.

King James Bible
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You threw me into the depths, into the heart of the seas, and the current overcame me. All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me.

International Standard Version
You cast me into the deep— into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

NET Bible
You threw me into the deep waters, into the middle of the sea; the ocean current engulfed me; all the mighty waves you sent swept over me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You threw me into the deep, into the depths of the sea, and water surrounded me. All the whitecaps on your waves have swept over me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For 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.

New American Standard 1977
“For Thou hadst cast me into the deep,
            Into the heart of the seas,
            And the current engulfed me.
            All Thy breakers and billows passed over me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about; all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

King James 2000 Bible
For you had cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods surrounded me: all your billows and your waves passed over me.

American King James Version
For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me.

American Standard Version
For 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou hast cast me forth into the deep in the heart of the sea, and a flood hath compassed me: all thy billows, and thy waves have passed over me.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou didst cast me into the depth, into the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me: All thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me.

English Revised Version
For 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods encompassed me: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
When Thou dost cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, Then the flood doth compass me, All Thy breakers and Thy billows have passed over me.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-9 Observe when Jonah prayed. When he was in trouble, under the tokens of God's displeasure against him for sin: when we are in affliction we must pray. Being kept alive by miracle, he prayed. A sense of God's good-will to us, notwithstanding our offences, opens the lips in prayer, which were closed with the dread of wrath. Also, where he prayed; in the belly of the fish. No place is amiss for prayer. Men may shut us from communion with one another, but not from communion with God. To whom he prayed; to the Lord his God. This encourages even backsliders to return. What his prayer was. This seems to relate his experience and reflections, then and afterwards, rather than to be the form or substance of his prayer. Jonah reflects on the earnestness of his prayer, and God's readiness to hear and answer. If we would get good by our troubles, we must notice the hand of God in them. He had wickedly fled from the presence of the Lord, who might justly take his Holy Spirit from him, never to visit him more. Those only are miserable, whom God will no longer own and favour. But though he was perplexed, yet not in despair. Jonah reflects on the favour of God to him, when he sought to God, and trusted in him in his distress. He warns others, and tells them to keep close to God. Those who forsake their own duty, forsake their own mercy; those who run away from the work of their place and day, run away from the comfort of it. As far as a believer copies those who observe lying vanities, he forsakes his own mercy, and lives below his privileges. But Jonah's experience encourages others, in all ages, to trust in God, as the God of salvation.
Study Bible
Jonah's Prayer
2and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. 3"For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me. 4"So I said, 'I have been expelled from Your sight. Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.'…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:5
"For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;

Psalm 42:7
Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.

Psalm 69:1
For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life.

Psalm 69:2
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

Lamentations 3:54
Waters flowed over my head; I said, "I am cut off!"
Treasury of Scripture

For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me.

thou.

Jonah 1:12-16 And he said to them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; …

Psalm 69:1,2,14,15 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul…

Psalm 88:5-8 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom you …

Lamentations 3:54 Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am cut off.

midst. Heb. heart. all.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves …

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