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 towards 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 you have brought my life up 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 vain idols 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 Then The LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.