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This is a minor adaptation of the WEB to include nuanced meanings of particular ancient words for placenames, God and others of special interest. In general square brackets:[] are used to indicated words not found in the original text. It also indicates the 5 books of the Psalms; and a few passages considered by some to be of questionable authenticity.



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Jonah Chapter 2

1Then Jonah prayed to TheIAM, his God, out of the fish's belly. 2He said, "I called because of my affliction to TheIAM. He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried. You heard my voice. 3For you threw me into the depths, in the heart of the seas. The flood was all around me. All your waves and your billows passed over me. 4I said, 'I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.' 5The waters surrounded me, even to the soul. The deep was around me. The weeds were wrapped around my head. 6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth barred me in forever: yet have you brought up my life from the pit, TheIAM my God. 7"When my soul fainted within me, I remembered TheIAM. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple. 8Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy. 9But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving. I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation belongs to TheIAM." 10TheIAM spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.