And God saith unto Jonah: 'Is doing good displeasing to thee, because of the gourd?' and he saith, 'To do good is displeasing to me -- unto death.'
Jonah 4:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I do well to be angry, even unto death - Many persons suppose that the gifts of prophecy and working miracles are the highest that can be conferred on man; but they are widely mistaken, for the gifts change not the heart. Jonah had the gift of prophecy, but had not received that grace which destroys the old man and creates the soul anew in Christ Jesus. This is the love of which St. Paul speaks, which if a man have not, though he had the gift of prophecy, and could miraculously remove mountains, yet in the sight of God, and for any good himself might reap from it, it would be as sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. Jonah was a prophet, and yet had all his old bad tempers about him, in a shameful predominancy. Balaam was of the same kind. So we find that God gave the gift of prophecy even to graceless men. But many of the prophets were sanctified in their nature before their call to the prophetic office, and were the most excellent of men.
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Doest thou well to be angry? or, Art thou greatly angry?
Jonah 4:4 Then said the LORD, Do you well to be angry?
I do well to be angry. or, I am greatly angry.
Genesis 4:5-14 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell...
Job 18:4 He tears himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for you? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
Job 40:4,5 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth...
Judges 16:16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed to death;
Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.
Matthew 26:38 Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry you here, and watch with me.
2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death.
Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
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