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Jonah 2

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1Jonah prayed to the Lord his God, out of the belly of the fish,
2and said: I cried out of my distress, to the Lord and he answered me; out of the midst of Sheol I cried aloud, and you heard my voice.
3For you cast me into the deep, into heart of the seas, and the great flood rolled about me; all your breakers and your waves passed over me.
4Then I said, I am driven out, away from your sight; How will I ever again look towards your holy temple?
5The waters surrounded me, the great deep engulfed me, the sea weeds were wrapped about my head.
6I went down to the roots of the mountains; the prison of the earth closed over me forever. Yet you brought up my life from destruction, O Lord my God.
7As my life slipped away, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer reached you, in your holy temple.
8Those who worship worthless idols abandon their own mercy,
9but I will sacrifice to you with loud thanksgiving! I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is the Lord's.
10And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it threw up Jonah upon the dry land.