But Jonah was greatly displeased and became furious.
He prayed to the Lord: "Please, Lord, isn't this what I said while I was still in my own country? That's why I fled toward Tarshish in the first place. I knew that You are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to become angry, rich in faithful love, and One who relents from [sending] disaster.
And now, Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."
The Lord asked, "Is it right for you to be angry?"
Jonah left the city and sat down east of it. He made himself a shelter there and sat in its shade to see what would happen to the city.