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Book of Jonah Chapter 2

JONAH 2:1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

JONAH 2:2 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.

JONAH 2:3 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.

JONAH 2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

JONAH 2:5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

JONAH 2:6 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 my God.

JONAH 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

JONAH 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

JONAH 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

JONAH 2:10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.


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