1 Then prayed Jonah, unto Yahweh, his God,out of the belly of the fish;
2 and saidI criedout of my distressunto Yahweh, and he answered me,Out of the belly of hades, called I, Thou didst hear my voice.
3 For thou hast cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and, a flood, enveloped me,All thy breakers and thy rolling waves, over me, passed.
4 And, I, said, I am driven out from before thine eyes,Yet will I again have regard unto thy holy temple:
5 The waters, encompassed me, to the peril of my life, The roaring deep, enveloped me,The sea-weed, was wrapped about my head:
6 To the roots of the mountains, went I down, As for the earth, her bars, were about me, age-abidingly,Then didst thou bring upout of the pitmy life, O Yahweh my God.
7 When my soul, darkened itself over me, Yahweh, I remembered,and my prayer, came in unto thee, unto thy holy temple.
8 They who take heed to the vanities of falsehood, do, their own lovingkindness, forsake.
9 But, I, with the voice of praise, will sacrifice unto thee, What I have vowed, I will pay,Salvation, belongeth to Yahweh!
10 So then Yahweh spake unto the fish,and it vomited out Jonah, upon the dry land.