1Yona firii apataa no yam bɔɔ Awurade ne Onyankopɔn mpaeɛ sɛ. 2Ɔkaa sɛ,
“Mʼahohia mu mefrɛɛ Awurade,
na ɔgyee me so.
Mefiri adamena ase tɔnn srɛɛ mmoa
na wotiee me sufrɛ.
3Wotoo me twenee ebunu mu
wɔ ɛpo ase tɔnn,
na ɔhweam twaa me ho hyiaeɛ;
wʼasorɔkye ne mframa
bu faa me so.
4Na mekaa sɛ, ‘Wɔapam me afiri wʼanim;
nanso mede mʼani bɛkyerɛ
wʼasɔredan kronkron no bio’
5Nsuo a abu afa me so no bɔɔ me hu,
ebunu no twaa me ho hyiaeɛ;
ɛpo mu wira kyekyeree me tiri ho.
6Memem kɔɔ mmepɔ no ase pɛɛ;
asase ase kaa me hyɛɛ mu afebɔɔ.
Nanso wogyee me nkwa firii amena mu,
Ao Awurade, me Onyankopɔn.
7“Ɛberɛ a me nkwa resene akɔ no,
mekaee wo Awurade,
na me mpaeɛbɔ foro baa wo nkyɛn,
wɔ wʼasɔredan kronkron no mu.
8“Wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho bata ahoni huhuo ho no
hwere adom a anka ɛyɛ wɔn dea.
9Nanso me, mede ayɛyie nnwom
bɛbɔ afɔdeɛ ama wo.
Deɛ mahyɛ ho bɔ no, mɛyɛ.
Nkwagyeɛ firi Awurade.”
10Na afei, Awurade hyɛɛ apataa no ma ɔfee Yona too asase so.
1Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly, 2And 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.2.2 by…: or, out of mine affliction2.2 hell: or, the grave 3For 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.2.3 midst: Heb. heart 4Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. 6I 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.2.6 bottoms: Heb. cuttings off2.6 corruption: or, the pit 7When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. 8They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. 9But 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.