Jonah 4:6-10 New International Version

6  Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant[1] and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant. 7  But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered. 8  When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah's head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, "It would be better for me to die than to live." 9  But God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?" "It is," he said. "And I'm so angry I wish I were dead." 10  But the Lord said, "You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight.


Footnotes

[1] 4:6 The precise identification of this plant is uncertain; also in verses 7, 9 and 10.

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