The Book of Jonah: Repentance and Forgiveness

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                  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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