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

New Living Translation
Just kill me now, LORD! I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.”

English Standard Version
Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Berean Study Bible
And now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

New American Standard Bible
So now, LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.”

NASB 1995
"Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life."

NASB 1977
“Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.”

Amplified Bible
Therefore now, O LORD, just take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Christian Standard Bible
And now, LORD, take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."

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

Good News Translation
Now then, LORD, let me die. I am better off dead than alive."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So now, LORD, take my life. I'd rather be dead than alive."

International Standard Version
Therefore, LORD, please kill me, because it's better for me to die than to live!"

NET Bible
So now, LORD, kill me instead, because I would rather die than live!"
Classic Translations
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.

New King James Version
Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore now, LORD, take, I beg you, 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."

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

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

A Faithful Version
And now, O LORD, I beseech You, take my life from me, for better is my death than my life."

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.

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

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

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Therefore nowe O Lorde, take, I beseech thee, my life from me: for it is better for me to die then to liue.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And nowe O Lorde, take I beseche thee my lyfe from me: for it is better for me to dye, then to lyue.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And now o LORDE, take my life fro me (I beseke the) for I had rather dye then lyue.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Now therfore take my life from me for I had leuer dye then liue.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And now, O YHWH, please take my soul from me, for better [is] my death than my life.”

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

Smith's Literal Translation
And now, O Jehovah, take now my soul from me, for it is good for me to die rather than for me to live.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, O Lord, I beseech thee take my life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And now, Lord, I ask you to take my life from me. For it is better for me to die than to live.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Therefore, my Lord, take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”

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

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech Thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.'

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








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