Jonah 1:2; Jonah 1:13; Jonah 2:3; Jonah 3:10; Jonah 4:2; Jonah 4:6; Jonah 4:9
"Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me."
However, the men rowed desperately to return to land but they could not, for the sea was becoming even stormier against them.
"For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me.
When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.
He prayed to the LORD and said, "Please LORD , was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity.
So the LORD God appointed a plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was extremely happy about the plant.
Then God said to Jonah, "Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?" And he said, "I have good reason to be angry, even to death."