1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly *, and he was very angry .
2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said , I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
3 Therefore now, O LORD, take , I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry ?
5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
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.
References for Jonah 4:6
    • a 4:6 - gourd: or, palmcrist: Heb. Kikajon
      7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered .
      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.
      References for Jonah 4:8
        • b 4:8 - vehement: or, silent
          9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said , I do well to be angry , even unto death.
          10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured , neither madest it grow ; which came up in a night *, and perished in a night * :
          References for Jonah 4:10
            • c 4:10 - had pity: or, spared
              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?