Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) - Jonah 2

2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly,

2 And said, I cried out of my distress to the Lord, and He heard me; out of the belly of Sheol cried I, and You heard my voice.(A)

3 For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; all Your waves and Your billows passed over me.(B)

4 Then I said, I have been cast out of Your presence and Your sight; yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.(C)

5 The waters compassed me about, even to [the extinction of] life; the abyss surrounded me, the seaweed was wrapped about my head.(D)

6 I went down to the bottoms and the very roots of the mountains; the earth with its bars closed behind me forever. Yet You have brought up my life from the pit and corruption, O Lord my God.

7 When my soul fainted upon me [crushing me], I earnestly and seriously remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple.

8 Those who pay regard to false, useless, and worthless idols forsake their own [Source of] mercy and loving-kindness.

9 But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation and deliverance belong to the Lord!

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Cross references

  1. Jonah 2:2 : Ps. 120:1; 130:1; 142:1; Lam. 3:55-58.
  2. Jonah 2:3 : Ps. 42:7.
  3. Jonah 2:4 : Ps. 31:22.
  4. Jonah 2:5 : Ps. 69:1; Lam. 3:54.

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