2 Then Joʹnah prayed to Jehovah his God* from the inward parts of the fish+ 2 and said:
“Out of my distress I called out to Jehovah,+ and he proceeded to answer me.+
Out of the belly of Sheʹol* I cried for help.+
You heard my voice.+
3 When you threw me [to] the depths, into the heart of the open sea,+
Then a very river encircled me.
All your breakers and your waves—over me they passed on.+
4 And as for me, I said, ‘I have been driven away from in front of your eyes!+
How shall I* gaze again upon your holy temple?’+
5 Waters encircled me clear to [the] soul;+ the watery deep itself* kept enclosing me.
Weeds were wound around my head.
6 To the bottoms of [the] mountains I went down.
As for the earth, its bars were upon me for time indefinite.
But out of [the] pit you proceeded to bring up my life, O Jehovah my God.+
7 When my soul* fainted away within me,+ Jehovah was the One whom I remembered.+
Then my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.+
8 As for those who are observing the idols of untruth, they leave their own loving-kindness.+
9 But as for me, with the voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you.+
What I have vowed, I will pay.+ Salvation belongs to Jehovah.”+
10 In time Jehovah commanded* the fish, so that it vomited out Joʹnah onto the dry land.+