Jonah 2

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Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,

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saying, "I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

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For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.

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Then I said, 'I am driven away from your sight; Yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.'

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The waters closed in over me to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head

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at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.

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When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.

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Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.

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But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the LORD!"

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And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.