Whaling for Jonah

17 But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.  (Jonah 1)

…1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.  2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.  3 You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.  4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’  5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.  6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you brought my life up from the pit, O LORD my God.  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 forfeit the grace that could be theirs.  9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.”

10 And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.  (Jonah 2)

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~ by Dave Smith on February 10, 2010.

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