Jonah 4


Jonah Grieved

1And Jonah was grieved [2distress 1with great], and was confounded. 2And he prayed to the  lord, and he said, O  lord, Were not these my words still being in my land? Because of this I thought beforehand to flee unto Tarshish. Because I knew that you are merciful and pitying, lenient and full of mercy, and one to change his mind over the evils. 3And now, master, O  lord, take my soul from me, for it is good for me to die than live! 4And the  lord said, Are [2exceedingly 3grieved 1you]? 5And Jonah went forth from out of the city, and he sat before the city, and he made for himself there a tent, and he sat down underneath it, unto of which he could look over what will be of the city.

The Gourd Shades Jonah

6And [3assigned 1the  lord 2God] a gourd, and it ascended above the head of Jonah, to be shading up above his head, to shade him from his hurts. And Jonah rejoiced over the gourd [2joy 1with great]. 7And God assigned a worm for early morning the next day, and it struck the gourd, and it was dried up. 8And it came to pass at the same time as the rising of the sun, and God assigned [2wind 1a burning] to burn; and [3struck 1the 2sun] upon the head of Jonah, and he became faint-hearted, and resigned of his life, and said, Better for me to die than live. 9And [2said 1God] to Jonah, Are [2exceedingly 3grieved 1you] over the gourd? And he said, [2exceedingly 3grieved 1I am] unto death. 10And the  lord said, You indeed spared for the gourd, for which you suffered no hardship over it, nor nourished it; which came up during the night, and [2during 3the night 1perished]. 11But I, shall I not spare for Nineveh the [2city 1great], in which dwells in it more than twelve myriads of men, who do not know their right hand or their left, and [2cattle 1much]?
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