The Bible – Jonah 2
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.
Scriptures are from The Authorized (King James) Version. The King James Version (KJV), also known as the King James Bible (KJB) or simply the Authorized Version (AV), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611. The books of the King James Version include the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament.