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 have you brought up my life 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 lying vanities 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: Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.