Jonah 4:3
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New Living Translation
Just kill me now, LORD! I'd rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen."

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

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

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

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

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:3 Than to live - Disgraced and upbraided by hardened sinners, who will brand me for a liar.

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1 Kings 19:4
Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died."

Job 6:8
"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant my desire.

Job 6:9
I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.

Job 7:15
I would rather be strangled--rather die than suffer like this.

Job 7:16
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.

Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.

Jeremiah 8:3
And the people of this evil nation who survive will wish to die rather than live where I will send them. I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!

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