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Jonah repining at God's mercy,
4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.
4:2 He prayed to Yahweh, and said,“Please, Yahweh, wasn’t this what I said when I was still in my own country?
Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are
a gracious God,
slow to anger,
and abundant in loving kindness,
and you relent of doing harm.
4:3 Therefore now, Yahweh, take, I beg you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.”
Is reproved by the type of a gourd.
4:4 Yahweh said,“Is it right for you to be angry?”
4:5 Then Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made himself a booth, and sat under it in the shade, until he might see what would become of the city.
4:6 Yahweh God prepared a vine, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the vine.
4:7 But God prepared a worm at dawn the next day, and it chewed on the vine, so that it withered.
4:8 It happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said,“It is better for me to die than to live.”
4:9 God said to Jonah,“Is it right for you to be angry about the vine?”He said,“I am right to be angry, even to death.”
4:10 Yahweh said,“You have been concerned for the vine, for which you have not labored, neither made it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night.
4:11 Shouldn’t I be concerned for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons who can’t discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much livestock?”