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1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. 6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. 7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. 8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. 10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

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1 angela h = "Jonah is using his time wisely here. He thinks he is going to die. He is in a darkness; he finds it hard to breath; he is tied up with seaweed. Verse 7 indicates that right at the point of death, Jonah prays and God hears. When we realize we are lost and in need of a savior, we don't want hell; our life becomes dark; we suffocate on our sin; and the worries of this life tie us down. When we call out to Jesus, we can breathe again! We become new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17). Our sins are forgiven. (1 John 1:9.)  We are no longer in darkness. (Ephesians 5:8) We somehow handle the problems of this life better. "
2 angela h = "Jonah makes a promise to God. He makes sure to tell God he is afraid not to fulfill the promise he has made. He knows that without God intervening, he is going to die. God tells the fish to spit him out and it does. It is just the same with us; when God tells satan to turn us loose..he has to. When God tells sin to let us go...it does. If we call out to Jesus with sincerity, He is more than happy to free us from our burdens. (Matthew 11:28-30). "