The Gospel of Evangelism

 

The Gospel of Evangelism

Pastor Allen Tsai
Jonah 2

1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying,

“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
     and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
     and you heard my voice.
3 For you cast me into the deep,
     into the heart of the seas,
     and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
     passed over me.
4 Then I said, ‘I am driven away
     from your sight;
yet I shall again look
     upon your holy temple.’
5 The waters closed in over me to take my life;
     the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
6     at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
     whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet you brought up my life from the pit,
     O Lord my God.
7 When my life was fainting away,
     I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
     into your holy temple.
8 Those who pay regard to vain idols
     forsake their hope of steadfast love.
9 But I with the voice of thanksgiving
     will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
     Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.