2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the fish's
2:2 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD,
and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, [and] thou
heardst my voice.
2:3 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.
2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look
again towards thy holy temple.
2:5 The waters encompassed me, [even] to the soul: the depth
inclosed me on every side, the weeds were wrapped about my
2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with
her bars [was] about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my
life from corruption, O LORD my God.
2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my
prayer came to thee, into thy holy temple.
2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
2:9 But I will sacrifice to thee with the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay [that] which I have vowed. Salvation [is] of the
2:10 And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah
upon the dry [land].