Impressionistic Interpretation of Jonah 2.

the Dark Mirror: Reflections for Flawed Christians

In the depths of despair… Jonah finally prayed… and recognized God’s Authority….

Jonah 2 English Standard Version (ESV)

Jonah’s Prayer

2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 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.
3
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.
4
Then I said, ‘I am driven away
from your sight;
yet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’
5
The waters closed in over me to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
6
at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
whose bars closed upon…

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