2 Then Joʹnah prayed to Jehovah his God from the belly of the fish,+ 2 and he said:
“Out of my distress I called out to Jehovah, and he answered me.+
Out of the depths* of the Grave* I cried for help.+
You heard my voice.
All your breakers and waves swept over me.+
4 And I said, ‘I have been driven away from your sight!
How will I gaze again upon your holy temple?’
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6 To the bottoms of the mountains I sank down.
The bars of the earth were closing upon me forever.
But out of the pit you brought up my life, O Jehovah my God.+
7 When my life* was ebbing away, Jehovah was the One whom I remembered.+
Then my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.+
8 Those who are devoted to the worthless idols forsake their source of loyal love.*
9 But as for me, with the voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed, I will pay.+
Salvation is from Jehovah.”+
10 In time Jehovah commanded the fish, and it vomited Joʹnah out onto the dry land.