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And Jonah prayeth unto Jehovah his God from the bowels of the fish.
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And he saith: I called, because of my distress, to Jehovah, And He doth answer me, From the belly of sheol I have cried, Thou hast heard my voice.
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When Thou dost cast me [into] the deep, Into the heart of the seas, Then the flood doth compass me, All Thy breakers and Thy billows have passed over me.
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And I — I said: I have been cast out from before Thine eyes, (Yet I add to look unto Thy holy temple!)
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Compassed me have waters unto the soul, The deep doth compass me, The weed is bound to my head.
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To the cuttings of mountains I have come down, The earth, her bars [are] behind me to the age.
And Thou bringest up from the pit my life, O Jehovah my God.
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In the feebleness within me of my soul Jehovah I have remembered, And come in unto Thee doth my prayer, Unto Thy holy temple.
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Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.
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And I — with a voice of thanksgiving — I sacrifice to Thee, That which I have vowed I complete, Salvation [is] of Jehovah.
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And Jehovah saith to the fish, and it vomiteth out Jonah on the dry land.