¶ And Ionas prayed unto the LORD his God, out of the fish's belly, And said: In my trouble I called unto the LORD, and he heard me: out of the belly of hell I cried, and thou heardest my voice. Thou hadst cast me down deep in the midst of the sea, and the flood compassed me about: yea all thy waves and roules of water went over me. I thought that I had been cast away out of thy sight: but I will yet again look toward thy holy temple. The waters compassed me, even to the very soul: the deep lay about me, and the weeds were wrapt about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the hills, and was barred in with earth for ever. But thou, O LORD my God, hast brought up my life again out of corruption. When my soul fainted within me, I thought upon the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, even in to thy holy temple. They that hold to vain vanities, will forsake his mercy. But I will do the sacrifice with the voice of thanksgiving, and will pay that I have vowed: for why? Salvation cometh of the LORD.
¶ And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it cast out Ionas again upon the dry land.