Jonah 2

A Psalm of Thanksgiving 1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish,2saying, “I called to the Lord out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.3You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.4Then I said, ‘I am driven away from your sight; how shall I look again upon your holy temple?’5The waters closed in over me; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped around my head6at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the Pit, O Lord my God.7As my life was ebbing away, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.8Those who worship vain idols forsake their true loyalty.9But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance belongs to the Lord!”10Then the Lord spoke to the fish, and it spewed Jonah out upon the dry land.