Jonah 4:4
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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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Clarke'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?

Jonah 4:9 And God said to Jonah, Do you well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even to death.

Numbers 20:11,12,24 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank...

Psalm 106:32,33 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes...

Micah 6:3 O my people, what have I done to you? and wherein have I wearied you? testify against me.

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

James 1:19,20 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath...

Library
The Gourd. Jonah 4:07

John Newton—Olney Hymns

God's Love for Man
Nature and revelation alike testify of God's love. Our Father in heaven is the source of life, of wisdom, and of joy. Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and refresh the earth, the hills and seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator's love. It is God who supplies the daily needs of all His creatures. In the beautiful words of
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

Cross References
Genesis 4:6
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?

Job 36:18
Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.

Jonah 4:1
But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.

Jonah 4:3
Now, LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live."

Jonah 4:5
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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