Jonah Grieved1 And Jonah was grieved [2distress 1with great], and was confounded. 2 And 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. 3 And now, master, O lord, take my soul from me, for it is good for me to die than live! 4 And the lord said, Are [2exceedingly 3grieved 1you]? 5 And 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 Jonah6 And [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]. 7 And God assigned a worm for early morning the next day, and it struck the gourd, and it was dried up. 8 And 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. 9 And [2said 1God] to Jonah, Are [2exceedingly 3grieved 1you] over the gourd? And he said, [2exceedingly 3grieved 1I am] unto death. 10 And 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]. 11 But 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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