1 Then Jonah prayed to Jehovah his God from inside the fish's belly.
2 He said: »I called to Jehovah because of my affliction. And he answered me! Out of the belly of the grave I cried and you heard my voice.
3 »For you threw me into the deep, in the heart of the seas. The current was all around me. All your waves, your huge breakers passed over me!
4 »And I said: I have been cast out of your sight. Yet I will look again toward your Holy Temple.
5 »The waters encompassed me and threatened my life. The deep sea surrounded me. The sea weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 »I went down to the bottom of the mountains! The earth with its bars closed upon me for a very long time. Yet you have brought my life up from the pit, O Jehovah my God?
7 »My life was leaving me and I remembered Jehovah! My prayer came to you, into your Holy Temple.
8 »They that 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 is from Jehovah!«
10 Jehovah spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.