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Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,
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And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me;
out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
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For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas;
and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
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Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight;
yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
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The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
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I went down to the bottoms of the mountains;
the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
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When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
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They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
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But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay that that I have vowed.
Salvation is of the LORD.
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And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.