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Jonah 4
New Living Translation

Jonah’s Anger at the Lord’s Mercy

4This change of plans greatly upset Jonah, and he became very angry.H3415H3124H1419H7451H2734 2So he complained to the Lord about it: “Didn’t I say before I left home that you would do this, Lord? That is why I ran away to Tarshish! I knew that you are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. You are eager to turn back from destroying people.H6419H3068H559H577H3068H1697H127H1272H6923H8659H3045H2587H410H7349H750H639H7227H2617H5162H7451 3Just kill me now, Lord! I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.”H3068H3947H5315H2896H4194H2416 4The Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry about this?”H559H3068H3190H2734 5Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit under as he waited to see what would happen to the city.H3124H3318H5892H3427H6924H5892H6213H5521H3427H6738H7200H5892 6And the Lord God arranged for a leafy plant to grow there, and soon it spread its broad leaves over Jonah’s head, shading him from the sun. This eased his discomfort, and Jonah was very grateful for the plant.H3068H430H4487H7021H5927H3124H6738H7218H5337H7451H3124H1419H8057H8055H7021 7But God also arranged for a worm! The next morning at dawn the worm ate through the stem of the plant so that it withered away.H430H4487H8438H7837H5927H4283H5221H7021H3001 8And as the sun grew hot, God arranged for a scorching east wind to blow on Jonah. The sun beat down on his head until he grew faint and wished to die. “Death is certainly better than living like this!” he exclaimed.H8121H2224H430H4487H2759H6921H7307H8121H5221H7218H3124H5968H7592H5315H4191H559H2896H4194H2416 9Then God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry because the plant died?” “Yes,” Jonah retorted, “even angry enough to die!”H430H559H3124H3190H2734H7021H559H3190H2734H4194 10Then the Lord said, “You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing to put it there. It came quickly and died quickly.H559H3068H2347H7021H5998H1431H1121H3915H6H1121H3915 11But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, not to mention all the animals. Shouldn’t I feel sorry for such a great city?”H2347H5210H1419H5892H3426H7235H8147H6240H7239H120H3045H3225H8040H7227H929


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