Jonah #2: Jonah’s Fishy Faith (Jonah 1:17-2:20)Francis Blight, 15th September 2019
Part of the Study of Jonah series, preached at a Fordham Sunday Service service
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2:1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.
2:2 He said: "In my distress I called to the Lord , and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
2:3 You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.
2:4 I said, 'I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.'
2:5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
2:6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you brought my life up from the pit, O Lord my God.
2:7 "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord , and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
2:8 "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.
2:9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord ."
2:10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
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