Jonah 4:1-7 CEBA

Jonah balks at God’s mercy

1 But Jonah thought this was utterly wrong, and he became angry.

References for Jonah 4:1

      2 He prayed to the LORD, "Come on, LORD! Wasn't this precisely my point when I was back in my own land? This is why I fled to Tarshish earlier! I know that you are a merciful and compassionate God, very patient, full of faithful love, and willing not to destroy.
      3 At this point, LORD, you may as well take my life from me, because it would be better for me to die than to live."
      4 The LORD responded, "Is your anger a good thing?"
      5 But Jonah went out from the city and sat down east of the city. There he made himself a hut and sat under it, in the shade, to see what would happen to the city.
      6 Then the LORD God provided a shrub,a and it grew up over Jonah, providing shade for his head and saving him from his misery. Jonah was very happy about the shrub.

      References for Jonah 4:6

        • g 4:6 - Botanists disagree about whether Heb <i>qiqayon </i>refers to a climbing gourd plant, a castor bean plant, or some other shrub.
          7 But God provided a worm the next day at dawn, and it attacked the shrub so that it died.