Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Jonah 2:2

Context
NET ©

and said, “I 1  called out to the Lord from my distress, and he answered me; 2  from the belly of Sheol 3  I cried out for help, and you heard my prayer. 4 

NIV ©

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.

NASB ©

and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice.

NLT ©

He said, "I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble, and he answered me. I called to you from the world of the dead, and LORD, you heard me!

MSG ©

He prayed: "In trouble, deep trouble, I prayed to GOD. He answered me. From the belly of the grave I cried, 'Help!' You heard my cry.

BBE ©

In my trouble I was crying to the Lord, and he gave me an answer; out of the deepest underworld I sent up a cry, and you gave ear to my voice.

NRSV ©

saying, "I called to the LORD out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

NKJV ©

And he said: "I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, And He answered me. "Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.


KJV
And said
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I cried
<07121> (8804)
by reason of mine affliction
<06869>
unto the LORD
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and he heard
<06030> (8799)
me; out of the belly
<0990>
of hell
<07585>
cried
<07768> (8765)
I, [and] thou heardest
<08085> (8804)
my voice
<06963>_.
{by...: or, out of mine affliction} {hell: or, the grave}
NASB ©
and he said
<0559>
, "I called
<07121>
out of my distress
<06869>
to the LORD
<03068>
, And He answered
<06030>
me. I cried
<07768>
for help
<07768>
from the depth
<0990>
of Sheol
<07585>
; You heard
<08085>
my voice
<06963>
.
HEBREW
ylwq
<06963>
tems
<08085>
ytews
<07768>
lwas
<07585>
Njbm
<0990>
ynneyw
<06030>
hwhy
<03068>
la
<0413>
yl
<0>
hrum
<06869>
ytarq
<07121>
rmayw
<0559>
(2:2)
<2:3>
LXXM
(2:3) kai
<2532
CONJ
eipen {V-AAI-3S} ebohsa
<994
V-AAI-1S
en
<1722
PREP
yliqei
<2347
N-DSF
mou
<1473
P-GS
prov
<4314
PREP
kurion
<2962
N-ASM
ton
<3588
T-ASM
yeon
<2316
N-ASM
mou
<1473
P-GS
kai
<2532
CONJ
eishkousen
<1522
V-AAI-3S
mou
<1473
P-GS
ek
<1537
PREP
koiliav
<2836
N-GSF
adou
<86
N-GSM
kraughv
<2906
N-GSF
mou
<1473
P-GS
hkousav
<191
V-AAI-2S
fwnhv
<5456
N-GSF
mou
<1473
P-GS
NET © [draft] ITL
and said
<0559>
, “I called
<07121>
out to
<0413>
the Lord
<03068>
from my distress
<06869>
, and he answered
<06030>
me; from the belly
<0990>
of Sheol
<07585>
I cried out for help
<07768>
, and you heard
<08085>
my prayer
<06963>
.
NET ©

and said, “I 1  called out to the Lord from my distress, and he answered me; 2  from the belly of Sheol 3  I cried out for help, and you heard my prayer. 4 

NET © Notes

sn The eight verses of Jonah’s prayer in Hebrew contain twenty-seven first-person pronominal references to himself. There are fifteen second- or third-person references to the Lord.

tn Tg. Jonah 2:2 renders this interpretively: “and he heard my prayer.”

sn The first verse of the prayer summarizes the whole – “I was in trouble; I called to the Lord for help; he rescued me; I will give him thanks” – before elaborating on the nature and extent of the trouble (vv. 3-7a), mentioning the cry for help and the subsequent rescue (6b-7), and promising to give thanks (8-9). These elements, as well as much vocabulary and imagery found in Jonah’s prayer, appear also in other Hebrew psalms. With Jonah 2:1 compare, for example, Pss 18:6; 22:24; 81:7; 116:1-4; 120:1; 130:1-2; Lam 3:55-56. These references and others indicate that Jonah was familiar with prayers used in worship at the temple in Jerusalem; he knew “all the right words.” Consider also Ps 107 with Jonah as a whole.

sn Sheol was a name for the place of residence of the dead, the underworld (see Job 7:9-10; Isa 38:17-18). Jonah pictures himself in the belly of Sheol, its very center – in other words he is as good as dead.

tn Heb “voice” (so KJV, NAB, NASB, NRSV); NIV “my cry.” The term קוֹל (qol, “voice”) functions as a metonymy for the content of what is uttered: cry for help in prayer.



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