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JONAH Chapter 4


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Jonah is displeased with the Lord for his mercy upon the people The Lord rebukes him.

 
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,
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 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 aangry for the gourd?
And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then said the LORD,
Thou hast had pity 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?