1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly.
2And he said:
“I ⚓cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
⚓And He answered me.
“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
3⚓For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
⚓All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
4⚓Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again ⚓toward Your holy temple.’
5The ⚓waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my ⚓life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.
7“When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
⚓And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
8“Those who regard ⚓worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.
9But I will ⚓sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have ⚓vowed.
⚓Salvation is of the ⚓Lord.”
10So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.