Jonah prayed to the Lord his God, out of the belly of the fish, and 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.
For 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.
Then I said, I am driven out,
away from your sight;
How will I ever again
look towards your holy temple?
The waters surrounded me,
the great deep engulfed me,
the sea weeds were wrapped about my head.
I 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.
As my life slipped away,
I remembered the Lord;
and my prayer reached you,
in your holy temple.
Those who worship worthless idols
abandon their own mercy,
but I will sacrifice to you
with loud thanksgiving!
I will pay that which I have vowed.
Salvation is the Lord’s.
10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it threw up Jonah upon the dry land.