The Book of Jonah: Repentance and Forgiveness
All Your breakers and billows
Swept over me.
2:5.I thought I was driven away
Out of Your sight:
Would I ever gaze again
Upon Your holy Temple?
2:6.The waters closed in over me,
The deep engulfed me.
Weeds twined around my head.
2:7.I sank to the base of the mountains;
The bars of the earth closed upon me forever.
Yet You brought my life up from the pit,
O LORD my God!
2:8.When my life was ebbing away,
I called the LORD to mind;
And my prayer came before You,
Into Your holy Temple.
2:9.They who cling to empty folly
Forsake their own welfare,
2:10. But I, with loud thanksgiving,
Will sacrifice to You;
What I have vowed I will perform.
Deliverance is the LORD'S!
2:11. The LORD commanded the fish, and it spewed Jonah out upon dry land.
3:1.The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
3:2."Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it what I tell you."
3:3.Jonah went at once to Nineveh in accordance with the LORD'S command.
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