1 Now the Lord had commanded a great whale to swallow up Jonah: and Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights.
2 And Jonah prayed to the Lord his God out of the belly of the whale, 3 and said,
I cried in my affliction to the Lord my God, and he hearkened to me,
Even to my cry out of the belly of hell: thou heardest my voice.
4 Thou didst cast me into the depths of the heart of the sea, and the floods compassed me:
All thy billows and thy waves have passed upon me.
5 And I said, I am cast out of thy presence:
Shall I indeed look again toward thy holy temple?
6 Water was poured around me to the soul:
The lowest deep compassed me,
My head went down 7 to the clefts of the mountains;
I went down into the earth, whose bars are the everlasting barriers:
Yet, O Lord my God, let my ruined life be restored.
8 When my soul was failing me, I remembered the Lord;
And may my prayer come to thee into thy holy temple.
9 They that observe vanities and lies have forsaken their own mercy.
10 But I will sacrifice to thee with the voice of praise and thanksgiving:
All that I have vowed I will pay to thee, the Lord of my salvation.
11 And the whale was commanded by the Lord, and it cast up Jonah on the dry land.