Jonah 2 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Jonah 2


Jonah 2:1

Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish’s belly.

Jonah 2:2

And he said, I called by reason of mine affliction unto Jehovah, And he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I, [And] thou heardest my voice.

Jonah 2:3

For thou didst cast me into the depth, in the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me; All thy waves and thy billows passed over me.

Jonah 2:4

And I said, I am cast out from before thine eyes; Yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

Jonah 2:5

The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; The deep was round about me; The weeds were wrapped about my head.

Jonah 2:6

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with its bars [closed] upon me for ever: Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

Jonah 2:7

When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple.

Jonah 2:8

They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.

Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of Jehovah.

Jonah 2:10

And Jehovah spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

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