Jonah 4:7
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New International Version
But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered.

King James Bible
But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.

Darby Bible Translation
But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd, that it withered.

World English Bible
But God prepared a worm at dawn the next day, and it chewed on the vine, so that it withered.

Young's Literal Translation
And God appointeth a worm at the going up of the dawn on the morrow, and it smiteth the gourd, and it drieth up.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But God prepared a worm - By being eaten through the root, the plant, losing its nourishment, would soon wither; and this was the case in the present instance.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

prepared.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away...

Psalm 30:6,7 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved...

Psalm 102:10 Because of your indignation and your wrath: for you have lifted me up, and cast me down.

it withered.

Psalm 90:5,6 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up...

Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field...

Joel 1:12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languishes; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree...

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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
Joel 1:12
The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the apple tree-- all the trees of the field--are dried up. Surely the people's joy is withered away.

Jonah 4:6
Then the LORD God provided a leafy plant and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant.

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