Jonah 4
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1But Jonah was exceedingly displeased, and it kindled anger in him. 2And he prayed to the LORD and said, "Please, O LORD, was this not my saying when I was still in my land? Therefore on account of this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and One Who repents of the evil. 3And now, O LORD, I beseech You, take my life from me, for better is my death than my life." 4And the LORD said, "Is your anger rightly kindled in you?"

5And Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east of the city. And he made himself a booth there and sat under it in the shade, until he might see what would happen to the city. 6And the LORD God prepared a plant, and it grew up over Jonah, to be shade over his head, in order to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah rejoiced with great joy over the plant. 7But God also prepared a worm as the morning dawned the next day. And it attacked the plant, and it withered. 8And it came to pass when the sun rose, God ordained a scorching east wind. And the sun beat on the head of Jonah, so that he fainted. And he asked for his life to die. And he said, "Better is my death than my life."

9And God said to Jonah, "Is it right for your anger to be kindled over the plant?" And he said, "My anger is rightly kindled, even to death." 10And the LORD said, "You have had pity on the plant, for which you had not labored, nor made it grow, which came up overnight, and also perished in a night. 11And should I not spare Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than a hundred and twenty thousand men who do not know between their right and their left hand, besides much livestock?"

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