A Psalm of Thanksgiving
I called by reason of mine affliction unto Jehovah,
And he answered me;
Out of the belly of Sheol cried I,
And thou heardest my voice.
2:3For thou didst cast me into the depth,
in the heart of the seas,
And the flood was round about me;
All thy waves and thy billows
passed over me.
2:4And I said, I am cast out
from before thine eyes;
Yet I will look again
2:5The waters compassed me about, even to the soul;
The deep was round about me;
The weeds were wrapped about my head.
2:6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains;
with its bars closed upon me for ever:
Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit,2
2:7When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered Jehovah;
And my prayer came in unto thee,
2:8They that regard lying vanities
Forsake their own mercy.
2:9But I will sacrifice unto thee
I will pay that which I have vowed.
- Then Jonah prayed. Jonah’s prayer acknowledges his circumstances but then moves into affirmative prayer, detailing that his prayers are heard and answered, followed by thanksgiving for his coming rescue.
- Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit. Jonah's rescue could be safety in the whale or the return to dry land. See 1:17.
- And Jehovah spake unto the fish. After Jonah’s time in this new truth idea and affirmative prayer, God returns Jonah to dry land, forgiven; a clear change in circumstances.
Fillmore Study Bible annotations by Eduardo Rodriguez.
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