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Jonah 2:7

    Jonah 2:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When my soul in me was overcome, I kept the memory of the Lord: and my prayer came in to you, into your holy Temple.

    Webster's Revision

    When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple.

    World English Bible

    "When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Yahweh. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jonah 2:7

    When my soul fainted - When I had given up all hope of life.

    My prayer came in unto thee - Here prayer is personified, and is represented as a messenger going from the distressed, and entering into the temple of God, and standing before him. This is a very fine and delicate image. This clause is one of those which I suppose the prophet to have added when he penned this prayer.

    Barnes' Notes on Jonah 2:7

    When my sold fainted - , literally "was covered, within me," was dizzied, overwhelmed. The word is used of actual faintness from heat, Jonah 4:8. thirst, Amos 8:13. exhaustion, Isaiah 51:20. when a film comes over the eyes, and the brain is, as it were, mantled over. The soul of the pious never is so full of God, as when all things else fade from him. Jonah could not but have remembered God in the tempest; when the lots were east; when he adjudged himself to be east forth. But when it came to the utmost, then he says, "I remembered the Lord," as though, in the intense thought of God then, all his former thought of God had been forgetfulness. So it is in every strong act of faith, of love, of prayer; its former state seems unworthy of the name of faith, love, prayer. It believes, loves, prays, as though all before had been forgetfulness.

    And my prayer came in unto Thee - No sooner had he so prayed, than God heard. Jonah had thought himself cast out of His sight; but his prayer entered in there. "His holy temple" is doubtless His actual temple, toward which he prayed. God, Who is wholly everywhere but the whole of Him nowhere, was as much in the temple as in heaven; and He had manifested Himself to Israel in their degree in the temple, as to the blessed saints and angels in heaven.

    Wesley's Notes on Jonah 2:7

    2:7 Thine holy temple - Heaven, the temple of his glory, whence God gives the command for his delivery.