Jonah 2:1-3:3View Full Chapter
2He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
3You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.
4I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’
5The engulfing waters threatened me,
6To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.
7“When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
8“Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.
9But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD .’ ” 10And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Jonah Goes to Nineveh 1Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
2“Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” 3Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it.