Jonah 2 is centered on Jonah's prayer to God from the belly of the fish. In his prayer, Jonah describes his dire situation, feeling as though he has been cast into the depths of the sea. He acknowledges his distress and calls out to God for help. Jonah reflects on his near-death experience, expressing how he was surrounded by waters and seaweed, sinking to the roots of the mountains. Despite his desperation, Jonah maintains his faith, declaring that he will look again toward God's holy temple. He acknowledges that salvation belongs to the Lord. Jonah’s prayer is a blend of lamentation, confession, and expression of unwavering faith in God. The chapter highlights the theme of redemption and God's willingness to rescue those who call on Him. At the end of the chapter, God commands the fish to vomit Jonah onto dry land, symbolizing Jonah's second chance and God's mercy. This miraculous deliverance sets the stage for Jonah's renewed obedience to God's call.

Jonah 2

1  Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

2  And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

3  For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

4  Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

5  The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

6  I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

7  When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

8  They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

9  But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

10  And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

End of Jonah 2

1 Year Plan:  Dec 14 - Jon 2, Jon 3,  Rev 10

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