Jonah 2:7
New International Version
“When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.

New Living Translation
As my life was slipping away, I remembered the LORD. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple.

English Standard Version
When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.

Berean Study Bible
As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple.

King James Bible
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

New King James Version
“When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple.

New American Standard Bible
“While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple.

NASB 1995
“While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple.

NASB 1977
“While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD; And my prayer came to Thee, Into Thy holy temple.

Amplified Bible
“When my soul was fainting within me, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple.

Christian Standard Bible
As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, to your holy temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As my life was fading away, I remembered Yahweh. My prayer came to You, to Your holy temple.

American Standard Version
When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When my soul was troubled, I remembered LORD JEHOVAH, and my prayer entered before you to your holy temple

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When my soul was failing me, I remembered the Lord; and may my prayer come to thee into thy holy temple.

Contemporary English Version
When my life was slipping away, I remembered you--and in your holy temple you heard my prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto thy holy temple.

English Revised Version
When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

Good News Translation
When I felt my life slipping away, then, O LORD, I prayed to you, and in your holy Temple you heard me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"As my life was slipping away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer came to you in your holy temple.

International Standard Version
"As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; And my prayer came in unto Thee, Into Thy holy temple.

Literal Standard Version
In the feebleness of my soul within me, I have remembered YHWH, And my prayer comes to You, Into Your holy temple.

NET Bible
When my life was ebbing away, I called out to the LORD, and my prayer came to your holy temple.

New Heart English Bible
"When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

World English Bible
"When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Yahweh. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

Young's Literal Translation
In the feebleness within me of my soul Jehovah I have remembered, And come in unto Thee doth my prayer, Unto Thy holy temple.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonah's Prayer
6To the roots of the mountains I descended; the earth beneath me barred me in forever! But You raised my life from the pit, O LORD my God! 7As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple. 8Those who cling to worthless idols forsake His loving devotion.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard their voice, and their prayer came into His holy dwelling place in heaven.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the one You choose and bring near to dwell in Your courts! We are filled with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple.

Psalm 77:10
So I said, "I am grieved that the right hand of the Most High has changed."

Psalm 77:11
I will remember the works of the LORD; yes, I will remember Your wonders of old.

Psalm 142:3
Although my spirit grows faint within me, You know my way. Along the path I travel they have hidden a snare for me.


Treasury of Scripture

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

my soul.

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

Psalm 27:13
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 119:81-83
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word…

I remembered.

1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 42:5,11
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance…

my prayer.

2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

holy.

Jonah 2:4
Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.









(7) Fainted.--Literally, covered itself. Comp. Jonah 4:8. (See Psalm 61:2; Psalm 142:3; Psalm 143:4, where the same Hebrew word is rendered overwhelmed. Comp. Psalm 107:5.) Here, apparently, we are to think of the blinding mist of death slowly stealing over sight and sense.

Into thine holy temple.--See Jonah 2:4, and comp. Psalm 18:6. . . .

Verse 7. - His prayer was heard. When my soul fainted within me; literally, was covered - referring, says Pusey, to that physical exhaustion when a film comes over the eyes, and the brain is mantled over. The clause is from Psalm 142:3 or Psalms 143:4. I remembered the Lord. That was his salvation (Psalm 119:55). He turned in thought to thine holy temple (ver. 4), the sanctuary where God's presence was most assured, like the psalmist in the wilderness (Psalm 63:2). or like the exiles by the waters of Babylon when they remembered Zion (Psalm 137.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As my life
נַפְשִׁ֔י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

was fading away,
בְּהִתְעַטֵּ֤ף (bə·hiṯ·‘aṭ·ṭêp̄)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5848: To shroud, clothe, to languish

I remembered
זָכָ֑רְתִּי (zā·ḵā·rə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

the LORD.
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

My prayer
תְּפִלָּתִ֔י (tə·p̄il·lā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

went up
וַתָּב֤וֹא (wat·tā·ḇō·w)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to You,
אֵלֶ֙יךָ֙ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

Your holy
קָדְשֶֽׁךָ׃ (qāḏ·še·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

temple.
הֵיכַ֖ל (hê·ḵal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1964: A large public building, palace, temple


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