1Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly,
2and said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; Out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
3For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; And the floods compassed me about: All thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
4Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; Yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
5The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: The depth closed me round about, The weeds were wrapt about my head.
6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with her bars was about me for ever: Yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.
7When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: And my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
8They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
9But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
10And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.