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World English Bible

Jonah 2 (WEBP)

[1] Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God, out of the fish’s belly.
[2] He said, “I called because of my affliction to Yahweh. 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 toward 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, Yahweh my God.
[7] “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Yahweh. 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 Yahweh.”
[10] Then Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.

Jonah 2:2 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Jonah 2 (KJVS)

[1] Then Jonah prayed () unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly ,
[2] And said (), I cried () by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD , and he heard () me; out of the belly of hell cried () I, [and] thou heardest () my voice .
[3] For thou hadst cast () me into the deep , in the midst of the seas ; and the floods compassed () me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over () me.
[4] Then I said (), I am cast out () of thy sight ; yet I will look () again () toward thy holy temple .
[5] The waters compassed me about (), [even] to the soul : the depth closed me round about (), the weeds were wrapped about () my head .
[6] I went down () to the bottoms of the mountains ; the earth with her bars [was] about me for ever : yet hast thou brought up () my life from corruption , O LORD my God .
[7] When my soul fainted () within me I remembered () the LORD : and my prayer came in () unto thee, into thine holy temple .
[8] They that observe () lying vanities forsake () their own mercy .
[9] But I will sacrifice () unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving ; I will pay () [that] that I have vowed (). Salvation [is] of the LORD .
[10] And the LORD spake () unto the fish , and it vomited out () Jonah upon the dry [land].

Young’s Literal Translation

Jonah 2 (YLT)

[1] And Jonah prayeth unto Jehovah his God from the bowels of the fish.
[2] And he saith: I called, because of my distress, to Jehovah, And He doth answer me, From the belly of sheol I have cried, Thou hast heard my voice.
[3] When Thou dost cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, Then the flood doth compass me, All Thy breakers and Thy billows have passed over me.
[4] And I-I said: I have been cast out from before Thine eyes, (Yet I add to look unto Thy holy temple!)
[5] Compassed me have waters unto the soul, The deep doth compass me, The weed is bound to my head.
[6] To the cuttings of mountains I have come down, The earth, her bars are behind me to the age. And Thou bringest up from the pit my life, O Jehovah my God.
[7] In the feebleness within me of my soul Jehovah I have remembered, And come in unto Thee doth my prayer, Unto Thy holy temple.
[8] Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.
[9] And I-with a voice of thanksgiving- I sacrifice to Thee, That which I have vowed I complete, Salvation is of Jehovah.
[10] And Jehovah saith to the fish, and it vomiteth out Jonah on the dry land.