Out of the Depths

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Speaker: Tyler Eason

Jonah 2

[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,
    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.