1 But it displeasedJonahexceedingly, and he was very angry.2 And he prayedunto the Lord, and said, I praythee, O Lord, wasnot this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fledbeforeunto Tarshish: for I knew that thou arta graciousGod, and merciful, slowto anger, and of greatkindness, and repentestthee of the evil.3 Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it isbetterfor me to diethan to live.
4 Then saidthe Lord, Doest thou wellto be angry?nDoest…: or, Art thou greatly angry?5 So Jonahwent outof the city, and saton the east sideof the city, and there madehim a booth, and satunder it in the shadow, till he might seewhat would become of the city.6 And the LordGodprepareda gourd, and made itto come upover Jonah, that it might be a shadowover his head, to deliverhim from his grief. So Jonahwas exceedinggladof the gourd.ngourd: or, palmcrist: Heb. Kikajonnwas…: Heb. rejoiced with great joy7 But Godprepareda wormwhen the morningrosethe next day, and it smotethe gourdthat it withered.8 And it came to pass, when the sundid arise, that Godprepareda vehementeastwind; and the sunbeatupon the headof Jonah, that he fainted, and wishedin himselfto die, and said, It isbetterfor me to diethan to live.nvehement: or, silent9 And Godsaidto Jonah, Doest thou wellto be angryfor the gourd? And he said, I do wellto be angry, evenunto death.nDoest…: or, Art thou greatly angry?nI do well…: or, I am greatly angry10 Then saidthe Lord, Thou hast had pityon the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perishedin a night:nhad pity: or, sparedncame…: Heb. was the son of the night11 And should not I spareNineveh, that greatcity, wherein aremorethan sixscorethousandpersonsthat cannot discernbetween their right handand their left hand; and alsomuchcattle?