Chapter 4
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But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and she was angry.
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She prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please, Yahweh, wasn't this what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing harm.
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Therefore now, Yahweh, take, I beg you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live."
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Yahweh said, "Is it right for you to be angry?"
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Then Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made herself a booth, and sat under it in the shade, until she might see what would become of the city.
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Yahweh God prepared a vine, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over her head, to deliver her from her discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the vine.
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But God prepared a worm at dawn the next day, and it chewed on the vine, so that it withered.
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It happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah's head, so that she fainted, and requested for herself that she might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."
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God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the vine?" She said, "I am right to be angry, even to death."
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Yahweh said, "You have been concerned for the vine, for which you have not labored, neither made it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night.
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Shouldn't I be concerned for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons who can't discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much livestock?"