(2:1-2) Jonah prays to God from his fish-belly hell.
(2:1) "Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly."
(2:2) "Out of the belly of hell cried I."
(2:3) "For thou hadst cast me into the deep."
Who cast Jonah into the sea?
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,
And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard
me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the
floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round
about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.||
I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was
about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came
in unto thee, into thine holy temple.||
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. ||
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay
that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.||
(2:10) "The LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land."
And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.