2:1  And Jonah prayeth unto Jehovah his God from the bowels of the fish.

2:2  And he saith: I called, because of my distress, to Jehovah, And He doth answer me, From the belly of sheol I have cried, Thou hast heard my voice.

2:3  When Thou dost cast me `into' the deep, Into the heart of the seas, Then the flood doth compass me, All Thy breakers and Thy billows have passed over me.

2:4  And I -- I said: I have been cast out from before Thine eyes, (Yet I add to look unto Thy holy temple!)

2:5  Compassed me have waters unto the soul, The deep doth compass me, The weed is bound to my head.

2:6  To the cuttings of mountains I have come down, The earth, her bars `are' behind me to the age. And Thou bringest up from the pit my life, O Jehovah my God.

2:7  In the feebleness within me of my soul Jehovah I have remembered, And come in unto Thee doth my prayer, Unto Thy holy temple.

2:8  Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.

2:9  And I -- with a voice of thanksgiving -- I sacrifice to Thee, That which I have vowed I complete, Salvation `is' of Jehovah.

2:10  And Jehovah saith to the fish, and it vomiteth out Jonah on the dry land.