Jonah 2:1
New International Version
From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.

New Living Translation
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish.

English Standard Version
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,

Berean Study Bible
From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God,

New American Standard Bible
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

King James Bible
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

Christian Standard Bible
Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish:

Contemporary English Version
From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the LORD his God:

Good News Translation
From deep inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish:

International Standard Version
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the sea creature.

NET Bible
Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish

New Heart English Bible
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD, his God, out of the fish's belly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly.

New American Standard 1977
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

King James 2000 Bible
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

American King James Version
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

American Standard Version
Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jonas prayed to the Lord his God out of the belly of the whale,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonas prayed to the Lord his God out of the belly of the fish.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly;

English Revised Version
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

World English Bible
Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God, out of the fish's belly.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonah prayeth unto Jehovah his God from the bowels of the fish.
Study Bible
Jonah's Prayer
1From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God, 2saying: “In my distress I called to the LORD and He answered me. From the belly of Sheol I called for help, and You heard my voice.…
Cross References
Job 13:15
Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. I will still defend my ways to His face.

Psalm 130:1
Out of the depths I cry to You, O LORD!

Psalm 130:2
O LORD, hear my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my plea for mercy.

Lamentations 3:53
They dropped me alive into a pit and cast stones at me.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

prayed.

2 Chronicles 33:11-13
Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon…

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 91:15
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

out.

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Psalm 130:1,2
A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD…

Lamentations 3:53-56
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me…







Lexicon
From inside
מִמְּעֵ֖י (mim·mə·‘ê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4578: The intestines, the abdomen, sympathy, a vest, the stomach, the uterus, the heart

the fish
הַדָּגָֽה׃ (had·dā·ḡāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1710: A fish

Jonah
יוֹנָ֔ה (yō·w·nāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3124: Jonah -- an Israelite prophet

prayed
וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֣ל (way·yiṯ·pal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

his God,
אֱלֹהָ֑יו (’ĕ·lō·hāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
II.

JONAH'S PRAYER AND DELIVERANCE.

(1) Then Jonah prayed.--This introduction, to what is in reality a psalm of thanksgiving, has its parallel in Hannah's song (1Samuel 2:1-10), which is introduced in the same way. Comp. also the Note appended by the psalm collector at the end of Psalms 72, "The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended."

Verses 1-10. - Part I. JONAH'S PRAYER AND DELIVERANCE. Verses 1-9. - 1. Jonah, in the belly of the fish, offers a prayer of thanksgiving for his rescue from death by drowning, in which he sees a pledge of further deliverance. Verse 1. - Then Jonah prayed. These were his feelings when he sank in the waters and while he lay in his mysterious prison; he may have put them into their metrical form after his deliverance. The grammatical arrangement, and especially the language of ver. 7, seem to speak of a deliverance already experienced rather than of one expected. As this "prayer" does not suit an allegory, and as no cue but Jonah could have known its substance, we have here an argument for his authorship. It is rather a thanksgiving than a prayer - like that of Hennas (1 Samuel 2:1). When he realizes that he was saved from drowning, he uttered his gratitude, and saw that he might hope for further rescue. How he passed the three days we cannot tell; some have thought he was unconscious; but thin is, perhaps, hardly consistent with the notice of his praying, and with the action of his great Antitype, who, during his sojourn in the unseen world, "preached to the spirits in prison" (1 Peter 3:19). His God. He acknowledges Jehovah as his God. He had proved himself his by inspiration, by chastisement, and now by mercy (Pusey). The following prayer contains ample reminiscences of the Psalms, which would be familiar to a devout Israelite. Those quoted are mostly what have been considered to belong to David's time. if their date is really ascertained. But it is a matter of controversy, incapable of settlement, whether Jonah or the psalmist is the original. 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.
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