1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God afrom the stomach of the fish, 2 and he said, "I acalled out of my distress to the Lord, And He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of bSheol; You heard my voice. 3 "For You had acast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Your bbreakers and billows passed over me. 4 "So I said, 'I have been aexpelled from Your sight. Nevertheless I will look again btoward Your holy temple.' 5 "aWater encompassed me to the point of death. The great bdeep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head. 6 "I adescended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bbars was around me forever, But You have cbrought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God. 7 "While I was afainting away, I bremembered the Lord, And my cprayer came to You, Into dYour holy temple. 8 "Those who aregard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness, 9 But I will asacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will bpay. cSalvation is from the Lord." 10 Then the Lord commanded the afish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.