Jonah repented of his sin and trusted the Lord to “bring him out of the pit.” Then he acknowledged that “salvation is from the LORD.” Now he had caught on to Epiphany!

Jonah repented of his sin and trusted the Lord to “bring him out of the pit.” Then he acknowledged that “salvation is from the LORD.” Now he had caught on to Epiphany!

BibleGateway: Jonah 2:1-10

ESV Text: Jonah 2:1-10

Jonah 2 (Listen)

Jonah’s Prayer

2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying,


  “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress,
    and he answered me;
  out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
    and you heard my voice.
  For you cast me into the deep,
    into the heart of the seas,
    and the flood surrounded me;
  all your waves and your billows
    passed over me.
  Then I said, ‘I am driven away
    from your sight;
  yet I shall again look
    upon your holy temple.’
  The waters closed in over me to take my life;
    the deep surrounded me;
  weeds were wrapped about my head
    at the roots of the mountains.
  I went down to the land
    whose bars closed upon me forever;
  yet you brought up my life from the pit,
    O LORD my God.
  When my life was fainting away,
    I remembered the LORD,
  and my prayer came to you,
    into your holy temple.
  Those who pay regard to vain idols
    forsake their hope of steadfast love.
  But I with the voice of thanksgiving
    will sacrifice to you;
  what I have vowed I will pay.
    Salvation belongs to the LORD!”

10 And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

(ESV)


KJV Text: Jonah 2:1-10

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     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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 510 :
Savior, Sprinkle Many Nations

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1. Savior, sprinkle many nations,
Fruitful let Thy sorrows be;
By Thy pains and consolations
Draw the Gentiles unto Thee.
Of Thy Cross the wondrous story,
Be it to the nations told;
Let them see Thee in Thy glory
And Thy mercy manifold.

2. Let to mortals all be given
Thee to know and life to gain,
Thee, the very God of heaven,
Thee, the Man for sinners slain.
Speak Thou hope to ev’ry mortal
Thro’ the Gospel, sweet and blest;
Lead them thro’ Thy kingdom’s portal
To eternal peace and rest.

3. Great the need in ev’ry nation,
Dense the darkness of sin’s night;
Let Thy Spirit bring salvation,
Love’s pure flame, and wisdom’s light.
Give the Word, Thy preachers strengthen
With the prophets’ pow’r of old,
Help them Zion’s cords to lengthen,
All Thy wand’ring sheep to fold.


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