Jonah Chapter 2
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 The prayer of Ionah. 10 Hee is deliuered from the fish.

1 Then Ionah prayed vnto the Lord his God, out of the fishes belly,

2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction vnto the Lord, and hee heard mee; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voyce.2

3 For thou hadst cast mee into the deepe, in the middest of the Seas, and the floods compassed me about: all thy billowes & thy waues passed ouer me.3

4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will looke againe toward thy holy Temple.

5 The waters compassed mee about euen to the soule; the depth closed mee round about; the weedes were wrapt about my head.5

6 I went downe to the bottomes of the mountaines: the earth with her barres was about me for euer: yet hast thou brought vp my life from corruption, O Lord my God.6

7 When my soule fainted within mee, I remembred the Lord, and my prayer came in vnto thee, into thine holy Temple.

8 They that obserue lying vanities, forsake their owne mercy.

9 But I wil sacrifice vnto thee with the voice of thanksgiuing, I will pay that that I haue vowed: saluation is of the Lord.9

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10 And the Lord spake vnto the fish, and it vomited out Ionah vpon the drie land.


Jonah Chapter 2 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

2 Psal. 120. 1. , Or, out of mine affliction. , Or, the graue.
3 Heb. heart.
5 Psal. 69.2.
6 Heb. cuttings off. , Or, the pit.
9 Psal.50. 14,23. and 116. 7. hos. 14.2. heb. 13.5. , Psal.3.9.

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