6.9 Jonah -- Jonah's Change of Heart

Chapter 2 records Jonah's reflections in the form of a psalm:

          "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" (Jon 2:2).

 

In this prayer, he expressed both his despair and the experience of God's mercy.
           
            "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" (Jon 2:6) .

There is no explicit statement of repentance in the prayer, but he ends by saying,

            "But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you.
             What I have vowed I will make good.
             Salvation comes from the Lord" (Jon 2:9).

The fish vomited Jonah onto the land.