Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nineveh Fast Reading

Reading - 2nd Day

Jonah 2:1-10 (New International Version - UK)

Jonah 2
Jonah's Prayer
1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.

2 He said: In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the
depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.

3 You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the
currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.

4 I said, 'I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again
towards your holy temple.'

5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was
wrapped around my head.

6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in
for ever. But you brought my life up from the pit, O LORD my God.

7 When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose
to you, to your holy temple.

8Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.

9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have
vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.

10And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

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