2:1  THEN JONAH prayed to the Lord his God from the fish's belly,

2:2  And said, I cried out of my distress to the Lord, and He heard me; out of the belly of Sheol cried I, and You heard my voice.

2:3  For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; all Your waves and Your billows passed over me.

2:4  Then I said, I have been cast out of Your presence {and} Your sight; yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.

2:5  The waters compassed me about, even to [the extinction of] life; the abyss surrounded me, the seaweed was wrapped about my head.

2:6  I went down to the bottoms {and} the very roots of the mountains; the earth with its bars closed behind me forever. Yet You have brought up my life from the pit {and} corruption, O Lord my God.

2:7  When my soul fainted upon me [crushing me], I earnestly {and} seriously remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple.

2:8  Those who pay regard to false, useless, {and} worthless idols forsake their own [Source of] mercy {and} loving-kindness.

2:9  But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation {and} deliverance belong to the Lord!

2:10  And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.