New International Version
But the LORD replied, "Is it right for you to be angry?"
King James Bible
Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said, Doest thou well to be angry?
World English Bible
Yahweh said, "Is it right for you to be angry?"
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith, 'Is doing good displeasing to thee?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Doest thou well to be angry? - ההיטב הרה לך haheitib harah lac, "Is anger good for thee?" No, anger is good for no man; but an angry preacher, minister, bishop, or prophet, is an abominable man. He who, in denouncing the word of God against sinners, joins his own passions with the Divine threatenings, is a cruel and bad man, and should not be an overseer in God's house. A surly bishop, a peevish, passionate preacher, will bring neither glory to God, nor good to man. Dr. Taylor renders the clause, "Art thou very much grieved?" A man may be very much grieved that a sinner is lost; but who but he who is of a fiendish nature will be grieved because God's mercy triumphs over judgment?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Doest thou well to be angry? or, Art thou greatly angry?
LibraryThe Gourd. Jonah 4:07
John Newton—Olney Hymns
God's Love for Man
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.
Now, LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live."
Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city.
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