Friday, November 5, 2021

Evening Scripture Reading - Jonah 2:1-10

Jonah 2 English Standard Version

Jonah's Prayer

1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying,

“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,

    and he answered me;

out of the belly of Sheol I cried,

    and you heard my voice.

3 For you cast me into the deep,

    into the heart of the seas,

    and the flood surrounded me;

all your waves and your billows

    passed over me.

4 Then I said, ‘I am driven away

    from your sight;

yet I shall again look

    upon your holy temple.’

5 The waters closed in over me to take my life;

    the deep surrounded me;

weeds were wrapped about my head

6     at the roots of the mountains.

I went down to the land

    whose bars closed upon me forever;

yet you brought up my life from the pit,

    O Lord my God.

7 When my life was fainting away,

    I remembered the Lord,

and my prayer came to you,

    into your holy temple.

8 Those who pay regard to vain idols

    forsake their hope of steadfast love.

9 But I with the voice of thanksgiving

    will sacrifice to you;

what I have vowed I will pay.

    Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

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