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1Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh his God out of the fish’s belly.
  2He said,

 “Out of the midst of my distress I called to Yahweh, and he answered me.

 Out of the belly of Sheol I cried out.

 You heard my voice.


 3 For you threw me into the depths

 into the heart of the seas.

 The flood was all around me.

 All your breakers and your waves passed over me.


 4 So I said, ‘I have been banished

 from your sight;

 yet I will look again

 toward your holy temple.’


 5 The waters surrounded me to the point of death.

 The deep was around me.

 The weeds were wrapped around my head.


 6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains.

 The earth with its bars was around me forever;

 then you brought up my life from the pit, O Yahweh my God.


 7 When my life was ebbing away,

 I remembered Yahweh.

 My prayer came in to you,

 into your holy temple.


 8 Those who pay regard to worthless idols

 forsake their own mercy.


 9 But I, with the voice of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you.

 I will pay what I have vowed.

 Salvation belongs to Yahweh.”


10And Yahweh spoke to the fish and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.

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