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Jonah 2 with Metaphysical Footnotes (ASV)

A Psalm of Thanksgiving

2:1Then Jonah prayed1 unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly. 2:2And he said,

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

toward thy holy temple.

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;

The earth

with its bars closed upon me for ever:

Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit,2

O Jehovah my God.

2:7When my soul fainted within me,

I remembered Jehovah;

And my prayer came in unto thee,

into thy holy temple.

2:8They that regard lying vanities

Forsake their own mercy.

2:9But I will sacrifice unto thee

with the voice of thanksgiving;

I will pay that which I have vowed.

Salvation is of Jehovah.

2:10And Jehovah spake unto the fish,3 and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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