And Jonah prayeth unto Jehovah his God from the bowels of
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
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.
And I -- I said: I have been cast out from before Thine
eyes, (Yet I add to look unto Thy holy temple!)
Compassed me have waters unto the soul, The deep doth
compass me, The weed is bound to my head.
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.
In the feebleness within me of my soul Jehovah I have
remembered, And come in unto Thee doth my prayer, Unto Thy holy temple.
Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.
And I -- with a voice of thanksgiving -- I sacrifice to
Thee, That which I have vowed I complete, Salvation is of Jehovah.
And Jehovah saith to the fish, and it vomiteth out Jonah on
the dry land.