Jonah 2 – “Jonah’s Prayer in the Fish”

Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
Jonah is swallowed by a large fish, prays to Yahweh, and is brought up to dry land.

II. Photo
Jonah is swallowed: “Yahweh provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah; and Jonah remained in the fish’s belly three days and three nights.” (v. 1)

III. Select Verses    
1:  The LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah; and Jonah remained in the fish’s belly three days and three nights.
4-6: You cast me into the depths, Into the heart of the sea, The floods engulfed me; All Your breakers and billows Swept over me. I thought I was driven away Out of Your sight: Would I ever gaze again Upon Your holy Temple?  The waters closed in over me, The deep engulfed me. Weeds twined around my head.  7
8: When my life was ebbing away, I called the LORD to mind; And my prayer came before You, Into Your holy Temple.
9-10: They who cling to empty folly Forsake their own welfare, But I, with loud thanksgiving, Will sacrifice to You; What I have vowed I will perform. Deliverance is the LORD’s!
11: The LORD commanded the fish, and it spewed Jonah out upon dry land.

IV. Outline

1. Jonah is swallowed by a large fish
2-10. Jonah’s prayer
    2-3a. Introduction
    3b. Account of  trouble, prayer, and salvation
    4. Account of complaint
    5. Account of trust
    6-7a. Account of trouble
    7b-8. Account of prayer and salvation
    9. Lesson
    10. Vow/Thanksgiving
11. Jonah is brought to dry land

V. Comment
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VI. Works Used
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