Jonah 2

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1 2 And Jonah prayed to Jehovah his God from the bowels of the fish,

2 3 and said, I called from my adversity to Jehovah, and He answered me; from the belly of hell I cried·​·out, and Thou didst hear my voice.

3 4 And Thou didst cast me into the depth, in the heart of the seas, and the river surrounded me; all Thy breakers and Thy waves passed over me.

4 5 And I said, I am driven·​·out from in·​·front·​·of Thine eyes; nevertheless I will look again toward the temple of Thy holiness.

5 6 The waters enclosed me, even·​·to the soul; the abyss surrounded me; the seaweed bound·​·up my head.

6 7 I went·​·down to the bottoms* of the mountains; the earth with her bars was over me for eternity; but Thou hast brought·​·up my life from the ditch, O Jehovah my God.

7 8 When my soul was·​·overwhelmed within me I remembered Jehovah; and my prayer came·​·in unto Thee, into the temple of Thy holiness.

8 9 They who keep fleeting vanities forsake their own mercy.

9 10 But I will sacrifice to Thee with the voice of confession; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of Jehovah.

10 11 And Jehovah spoke to the fish, and it vomited·​·out Jonah to the dry land.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.