Sura 37:139-148 (trans. Muhammad Asad)

(139) And behold, Jonah was indeed one of Our message-bearers (140) when he fled like a runaway slave onto a laden ship.

(141) And then they cast lots, and he was the one who lost; (142) [and they cast him into the sea], whereupon the great fish swallowed him, for he had been blameworthy. (143) and had he not been of those who [even in the deep darkness of their distress are able to] extol Godrsquo;s limitless glory, (144) he would indeed have remained in its belly till the Day when all shall be raised from the dead: but We caused him to be cast forth on a desert shore, sick [at heart] as he was, (146) and caused a creeping plant to grow over him [out of the barren soil].

(147) And [then] We sent him [once again] to [his people], a hundred thousand [souls] or more: and [this time] they believed [in him] – and so We allowed them to enjoy their life during the time allotted to them.