1 Then prayed Jonah unto the Lord his God out of the belly of the fish.
2 And he said, I called from the midst of my distress unto the Lord, and he hath answered me: out of the depth of the grave have I cried, and thou hast heard my voice.
3 For thou hast cast me into the deep, in the heart of the seas; and the stream compasseth me about: all thy billows and thy waves have passed over me.
4 And I thought indeed, I am driven out from before thy eyes: yet I again shall look toward thy holy temple.
5 The waters surrounded me, to the peril of my life; the deep compassed me about: seaweeds were bound about my head.
6 To the bottoms of the mountains did I go down; the earth closed her bars about me for ever: when thou broughtest up my life from the pit, O Lord my God!
7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came unto thee, unto thy holy temple.
8 They that guard false vanities forsake the source of their kindness.
9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; that which I have vowed will I pay; for help is with the Lord.
10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.