Jonah 1:17-2:10

1:17 (2:1) The Lord sent a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.

2:1 Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish 2 and said,

“I called out to the Lord from my distress,

and he answered me;

from the belly of Sheol I cried out for help,

and you heard my prayer.

3 You threw me into the deep waters,

into the middle of the sea;

the ocean current engulfed me;

all the mighty waves you sent swept over me.

4 I thought I had been banished from your sight

and that I would never again see your holy temple.

5 Water engulfed me up to my neck;

the deep ocean surrounded me;

seaweed was wrapped around my head.

6 I went down to the very bottoms of the mountains;

the gates of the netherworld barred me in forever,

but you brought me up from the Pit, O Lord, my God.

7 When my life was ebbing away, I called out to the Lord.

And my prayer came to you, to your holy temple.

8 Those who worship worthless idols forfeit the mercy that could be theirs.

9 But as for me, I promise to offer a sacrifice to you with a public declaration of praise;

I will surely do what I have promised.

Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

10 Then the Lord commanded the fish and it vomited Jonah out onto dry land.