Jonah 4:3 {2}
Good News Translation
Now then, LORD, let me die. I am better off dead than alive."

Contemporary English Version
Now let me die! I'd be better off dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil.

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And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil.

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Numbers 11:15 But if it seem unto thee otherwise, I beseech thee to kill me, and let me find grace in thy eyes, that I be not afflicted with so great evils.

Numbers 20:3 And making a sedition, they said: Would God we had perished among our brethren before the Lord.

1 Kings 19:4 And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord; take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers.

Job 3:20,21 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul? . . .

Job 6:8,9 Who will grant that my request may come: and that God may give me what I look for? . . .

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day in which my mother bore me, be blessed. . . .

Philippians 1:21-25 For to me, to live is Christ: and to die is gain. . . .

for.

Jonah 4:8 But God prepared a worm, when the morning arose on the following day: and it struck the ivy and it withered.

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, and my bones death. . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name is better than precious ointments: and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things. Neither have I written these things, that they should be so done unto me: for it is good for me to die rather than that any man should make my glory void.

Context
Jonah's Anger at the LORD's Compassion
2And Jonah was exceedingly troubled, and was angry: 3And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil.4And now, O Lord, I beseech thee take my life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live.…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:4
And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord; take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers.

Job 6:8
Who will grant that my request may come: and that God may give me what I look for?

Job 6:9
And that he that hath begun may destroy me, that he may let loose his hand, and cut me off?

Job 7:15
So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, and my bones death.

Job 7:16
I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing.

Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than precious ointments: and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

Jeremiah 8:3
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all that shall remain of this wicked kindred in all places, which are left, to which I have cast them out, saith the Lord of hosts.

Jonah 4:4
And now, O Lord, I beseech thee take my life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live.

Jonah 4:8
But God prepared a worm, when the morning arose on the following day: and it struck the ivy and it withered.

Additional Translations
And now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Therefore now, O Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

And now, Lord God, take my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

And now, Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Therefore now, Yahweh, take, I beg you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live."

And now, O Jehovah, take, I pray Thee, my soul from me, for better is my death than my life.'
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