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Jonah 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:1 - From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:2 - He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:3 - You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:4 - I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:5 - The engulfing waters threatened me,[fn] the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:6 - To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:7 - “When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:8 - “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:9 - But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:10 - And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
NIV Footnotes
Or waters were at my throat

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