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Jonas is swallowed up by a great fish: he prayeth with confidence in God; and the fish casteth him out on the dry land.

[1] Now the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonas: and Jonas was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. [2] And Jonas prayed to the Lord his God out of the belly of the fish. [3] And he said: I cried out of my affliction to the Lord, and he heard me: I cried out of the belly of hell, and thou hast heard my voice. [4] And thou hast cast me forth into the deep in the heart of the sea, and a flood hath compassed me: all thy billows, and thy waves have passed over me. [5] And I said: I am cast away out of the sight of thy eyes: but yet I shall see thy holy temple again.

[6] The waters compassed me about even to the soul: the deep hath closed me round about, the sea hath covered my head. [7] I went down to the lowest parts of the mountains: the bars of the earth have shut me up for ever: and thou wilt bring up my life from corruption, O Lord my God. [8] When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto thy holy temple. [9] They that are vain observe vanities, forsake their own mercy. [10] But I with the voice of praise will sacrifice to thee: I will pay whatsoever I have vowed for my salvation to the Lord.

[11] And the Lord spoke to the fish: and it vomited out Jonas upon the dry land.

[11] Spoke to the fish: God's speaking to the fish, was nothing else but his will, which all things obey.

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