Jonah 2:1-10

  • Jonah’s prayer from inside the fish (1-9)

  • Jonah vomited out onto land (10)

2  Then Joʹnah prayed to Jehovah his God from the belly of the fish,+  and he said: “Out of my distress I called out to Jehovah, and he answered me.+ Out of the depths* of the Grave* I cried for help.+ You heard my voice.   When you threw me to the depths, into the heart of the open sea,Then the currents engulfed me.+ All your breakers and waves swept over me.+   And I said, ‘I have been driven away from your sight! How will I gaze again upon your holy temple?’   Waters engulfed me and threatened my life;*+The watery deep closed in on me. Weeds were wrapped around my head.   To the bottoms of the mountains I sank down. The bars of the earth were closing upon me forever. But out of the pit you brought up my life, O Jehovah my God.+   When my life* was ebbing away, Jehovah was the One whom I remembered.+ Then my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.+   Those who are devoted to the worthless idols forsake their source of loyal love.*   But as for me, with the voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed, I will pay.+ Salvation is from Jehovah.”+ 10  In time Jehovah commanded the fish, and it vomited Joʹnah out onto the dry land.


Lit., “belly.”
Or “Sheol,” that is, the common grave of mankind. See Glossary.
Or “Waters encompassed me to the soul.”
Or “soul.”
Or possibly, “their loyalty.”