4:6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?
Cf. 1 Kings 19:4-8 . Taken as a lesson in service we have in Jonah a servant,
(1) disobedient, 1:1-11 ;
(2) afflicted, 1:12-17 ;
(3) praying 2:1-9 ;
(4) delivered, 2:10 ;
(5) recommissioned, 3:1-3 ;
(6) powerful, 3:4-9 ;
(7) perplexed and fainting but not forsaken, 4:1-11 .
Nineveh (See Scofield "Nahum 1:1")