Was hung on a nail.
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. 6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God. 7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. 8They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord. Jonah 2:5-9
Whether you are a Christian or non-believer, we forsake our own mercy if we observe lying vanities. We are following after a deception or lie if we think we know what’s best for our life rather than God. If we think we can find happiness apart from God. It is a lie for you to think that you can escape from God, the call of God, or from the presence of God. Attempting to do so is forsaking your own mercy and will only result in bringing misery and disaster upon yourself. God is merciful, God is loving. Nothing is better than what God has in mind for you as an individual. It is the very best thing that could ever happen to you.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16