Jonah 4 King James Version

Jonah's Displeasure

4 1  But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. 2  And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. 3  Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live. 4  Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?

5  So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city. 6  And the Lord God prepared a gourd, [1] and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. 7  But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered. 8  And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement [2] east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live. 9  And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death. 10  Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity [3] on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: 11  And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?


Footnotes

[1] 4:6 gourd: or, palmcrist: Heb. Kikajon

[2] 4:8 vehement: or, silent

[3] 4:10 had pity: or, spared

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