Jonah 2:1

Hebrew Bible

1 Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish 2 and said, “I called out to the Lord from my distress, and he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried out for help, and you heard my prayer. 3 You threw me into the deep waters, into the middle of the sea; the ocean current engulfed me; all the mighty waves you sent swept over me. 4 I thought I had been banished from your sight and that I would never again see your holy temple. 5 Water engulfed me up to my neck; the deep ocean surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.

LXX Jonah 2:1


1 And the Lord ordered a great sea monster to swallow Ionas, and Ionas was in the belly of the sea monster three days and three nights. 2 And Ionas prayed to the Lord, his God, from the belly of the sea monster 3 and said, “I cried out to the Lord my God in my affliction, and he heard me; out of the belly of Hades you heard my cry, my voice. 4 You cast me into the depths of the heart of the sea, and streams surrounded me; all your surges and your billows passed over me. 5 And I said, ‘I have been driven away from your eyes; shall I add to look at your holy shrine?’

 Notes and References

Noegel, Scott B. Jonah and Leviathan Inner-Biblical Allusions and the Problem with Dragons (pp. 236-260) Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity Brescia 37, 2, 2015

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