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Jonah 2:1-10

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,
O 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.

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

20 comments

      1. Aww I can imagine the death is hard on you and those who know her! Please get some good rest today and tonight Mandy, Paula’s death came so suddenly. No worries about the Bible study tonight!

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    1. Thank you, Jim, it like to join next week. Yes, Mandy also invited and encourage me to join today. It has been a decade plus that I have not been to a Bible study group. But I’ll just have a birthday skip today. Again, thank you!

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