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Jonah 2 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Jonah’s Prayer
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:1 - [fn]Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:2 - He said,
“I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble,
and he answered me.
I called to you from the land of the dead,[fn]
and LORD, you heard me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:3 - You threw me into the ocean depths,
and I sank down to the heart of the sea.
The mighty waters engulfed me;
I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:4 - Then I said, ‘O LORD, you have driven me from your presence.
Yet I will look once more toward your holy Temple.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:5 - “I sank beneath the waves,
and the waters closed over me.
Seaweed wrapped itself around my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:6 - I sank down to the very roots of the mountains.
I was imprisoned in the earth,
whose gates lock shut forever.
But you, O LORD my God,
snatched me from the jaws of death!
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:7 - As my life was slipping away,
I remembered the LORD.
And my earnest prayer went out to you
in your holy Temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:8 - Those who worship false gods
turn their backs on all God’s mercies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:9 - But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise,
and I will fulfill all my vows.
For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:10 - Then the LORD ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach.
NLT Footnotes
Verses 2:1-10 are numbered 2:2-11 in Hebrew text.
Hebrew from Sheol.

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