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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Jonah prayed unto Jehovah 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then Jonah prayed - out of the fish's belly - This verse makes the first of the second chapter in the Hebrew text.

It may be asked, "How could Jonah either pray or breathe in the stomach of the fish?" Very easily, if God so willed it. And let the reader keep this constantly in view; the whole is a miracle, from Jonah's being swallowed by the fish till he was cast ashore by the same animal. It was God that had prepared the great fish. It was the Lord that spake to the fish, and caused it to vomit Jonah upon the dry land. All is miracle.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2 Chronicles 33:11-13 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns...

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

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

Isaiah 26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was on them.

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Hosea 6:1-3 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up...

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.


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

Psalm 130:1,2 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD...

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

Acts 16:24,25 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks...

Salvation of the Lord
By salvation here we do not merely understand the special salvation which Jonah received from death; for according to Dr. Gill, there is something so special in the original, in the word salvation having one more letter than it usually has, when it only refers to some temporary deliverance, that we can only understand it here as relating to the great work of the salvation of the soul which endureth for ever. That "salvation is of the Lord," I shall this morning try to show as best I can. First, I
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

An Address to a Soul So Overwhelmed with a Sense of the Greatness of Its Sins, that it Dares not Apply Itself to Christ with Any
1-4. The case described at large.--5. As it frequently occurs.--6. Granting all that the dejected soul charges on itself.--7. The invitations and promises of Christ give hope.--8. The reader urged, under all his burdens and fears, to an humble application to him. Which is accordingly exemplified in the concluding Reflection and Prayer. 1. I have now done with those unhappy creatures who despise the Gospel, and with those who neglect it. With pleasure do I now turn myself to those who will hear me
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.

Psalm 130:1
A song of ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD;

Psalm 130:2
Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.

Lamentations 3:53
They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me;

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