Jonah 4:1-6 NIV

Jonah’s Anger at the LORD’s Compassion

1 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.

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2 He prayed to the LORD, “Isn’t this what I said, LORD, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.

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3 Now, LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

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4 But the LORD replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

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5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city.
6 Then the LORD God provided a leafy planta 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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    • b 4:6 - The precise identification of this plant is uncertain; also in verses 7, 9 and 10.