1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord, his God, out of the fish's belly.

2 He said,"I called because of my affliction to the Lord.He answered me.Out of the belly of Sheol I cried.You heard my voice.

3 For you threw me into the depths,in the heart of the seas.The flood was all around me.All your waves and your billows passed over me.

4 I said, 'I have been banished from your sight;yet I will look again toward your holy temple.'

5 The waters surrounded me,even to the soul.The deep was around me.The weeds were wrapped around my head.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains.The earth barred me in forever:yet have you brought up my life from the pit, Lord my God.

7 "When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord.My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

8 Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

9 But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving.I will pay that which I have vowed.Salvation belongs to the Lord."

10 The Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.