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.