Sacred-texts  Bible  Jewish Publication Society Bible Index
Prev  Next
KJV  JPS Sep  Tan  Vul 


Chapter 2

2:1 And the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

2:2 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly.

2:3 And he said: I called out of mine affliction unto the Lord, and He answered me; out of the belly of the nether-world cried I, and Thou heardest my voice.

2:4 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.

2:5 And I said: 'I am cast out from before Thine eyes'; yet I will look again toward Thy holy temple.

2:6 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; the deep was round about me; the weeds were wrapped about my head.

2:7 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars closed upon me for ever; yet hast Thou brought up my life from the pit, O the Lord my God.

2:8 When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came in unto Thee, into Thy holy temple.

2:9 They that regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

2:10 But I will sacrifice unto Thee with the voice of thanksgiving; that which I have vowed I will pay. Salvation is of the Lord.

2:11 And the Lord spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Next: Jonah 3