From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. He said:
In my distress I called to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice
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.
Then I said, “I am driven away from your sight; yet I shall look upon your holy temple.”
The waters closed in over me to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head 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.
When my life was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.
Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hopes of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation belongs to the Lord!