1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
And he prayed unto the LORD
, and said, I pray thee, O LORD
, not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
Verse 2 ToDo Items
C Know that God is gracious.
C Know that God is merciful.
C Know that God is slow to anger.
C Know that God is of great kindness.
C Know that God is always ready to forgive.
Verse 2 ToDo Items
3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for better for me to die than to live.
4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, better for me to die than to live.
9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, unto death.
10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:
11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and much cattle?