Jonah 4

Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked

1But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became a  angry. 2He b  prayed to the  Lord and said, “Please  Lord, was not this
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what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore
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in order to forestall this I e  fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a f  gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity.
3Therefore now, O  Lord, please g  take my
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life from me, for death is i  better to me than life.”
4The  Lord said, “Do you have good reason to be angry?”

5Then Jonah went out from the city and sat east of
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it. There he made a shelter for himself and k  sat under it in the shade until he could see what would happen in the city.
6So the  Lord God appointed a
Probably a castor oil plant, and so in vv 7, 9 and 10
plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was
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extremely happy about the
Probably a castor oil plant, and so in vv 7, 9 and 10
7But God appointed a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked the plant and it o  withered. 8When the sun came up God appointed a scorching p  east wind, and the q  sun beat down on Jonah’s head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying r  Death is better to me than life.”

9Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “I have good reason to be angry, even to death.” 10Then the  Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which
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came up overnight and perished
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11“Should I not u  have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not v  know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many w  animals?”
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