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Yonah - Jonah - Chapter 2

Yonah - Jonah - Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

1. And the Lord appointed a huge fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights.   א. וַיְמַן יְהֹוָה דָּג גָּדוֹל לִבְלֹעַ אֶת יוֹנָה וַיְהִי יוֹנָה בִּמְעֵי הַדָּג שְׁלֹשָׁה יָמִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה לֵילוֹת:
2. And Jonah prayed to the Lord his God, from the belly of the fish.   ב. וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל יוֹנָה אֶל יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהָיו מִמְּעֵי הַדָּגָה:
3. And he said: I called out from my distress to the Lord, and He answered me; from the belly of the grave I cried out, You heard my voice.   ג. וַיֹּאמֶר קָרָאתִי מִצָּרָה לִי אֶל יְהֹוָה וַיַּעֲנֵנִי מִבֶּטֶן שְׁאוֹל שִׁוַּעְתִּי שָׁמַעְתָּ קוֹלִי:
4. And You cast me into the deep in the heart of the seas, and a river surrounded me; all Your breakers and Your waves passed over me.   ד. וַתַּשְׁלִיכֵנִי מְצוּלָה בִּלְבַב יַמִּים וְנָהָר יְסֹבְבֵנִי כָּל מִשְׁבָּרֶיךָ וְגַלֶּיךָ עָלַי עָבָרוּ:
5. And I said, "I have been driven away from before Your eyes," Indeed, I will continue to gaze upon Your Holy Temple.   ה. וַאֲנִי אָמַרְתִּי נִגְרַשְׁתִּי מִנֶּגֶד עֵינֶיךָ אַךְ אוֹסִיף לְהַבִּיט אֶל הֵיכַל קָדְשֶׁךָ:
6. Water has surrounded me even to the soul, the deep encompassed me; the Red Sea hangs over my head.   ו. אֲפָפוּנִי מַיִם עַד נֶפֶשׁ תְּהוֹם יְסֹבְבֵנִי סוּף חָבוּשׁ לְרֹאשִׁי:
7. To the bottom of the mountains I descended, the earth-its bars are closed on me forever; but You brought up my life from Gehinnom, O Lord, my God.   ז. לְקִצְבֵי הָרִים יָרַדְתִּי הָאָרֶץ בְּרִחֶיהָ בַעֲדִי לְעוֹלָם וַתַּעַל מִשַּׁחַת חַיַּי יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהָי:
8. When my soul grew faint upon me, I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came to You to Your Holy Temple.   ח. בְּהִתְעַטֵּף עָלַי נַפְשִׁי אֶת יְהֹוָה זָכָרְתִּי וַתָּבוֹא אֵלֶיךָ תְּפִלָּתִי אֶל הֵיכַל קָדְשֶׁךָ:
9. Those who keep worthless futilities abandon their kindness.   ט. מְשַׁמְּרִים הַבְלֵי שָׁוְא חַסְדָּם יַעֲזֹבוּ:
10. But I-with a voice of thanks will I sacrifice to You; what I vowed I will pay, for the salvation of the Lord.   י. וַאֲנִי בְּקוֹל תּוֹדָה אֶזְבְּחָה לָּךְ אֲשֶׁר נָדַרְתִּי אֲשַׁלֵּמָה יְשׁוּעָתָה לַיהֹוָה:
11. And the Lord said to the fish, and it spewed Jonah onto the dry land.   יא. וַיֹּאמֶר יְהֹוָה לַדָּג וַיָּקֵא אֶת יוֹנָה אֶל הַיַּבָּשָׁה:
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