Jonah 4:3

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

Jonah 4:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
ESV
3 Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."
NLT
3 Just kill me now, LORD ! I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.”
MSG
3 "So, God, if you won't kill them, kill me! I'm better off dead!"
CSB
3 And now, Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."

Jonah 4:3 In-Context

1 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.
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.
3 Now, LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
4 But the LORD replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”
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.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Numbers 11:15; 1 Kings 19:4
  • 2. S Job 7:15
  • 3. Jeremiah 8:3
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