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Jonah 4 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:1 - But it greatly displeased Jonah, and he became angry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:2 - Then he prayed to the LORD and said, “Please LORD, was this not [fn]what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore in anticipation of this I fled to Tarshish, since I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy, and One who relents of disaster.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:3 - “So now, LORD, please take my [fn]life from me, for death is better to me than life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:4 - But the LORD said, “Do you have a good reason to be angry?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:5 - Then Jonah left the city and sat down east of [fn]it. There he made a shelter for himself and sat under it in the shade, until he could see what would happen in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:6 - So the LORD God designated a [fn]plant, and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head, to [fn]relieve him of his discomfort. And Jonah [fn]was overjoyed about the plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:7 - But God designated a worm when dawn came the next day, and it attacked the plant and it withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:8 - And when the sun came up God designated a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah’s head so that he became faint, and he begged with all his soul to die, saying, “Death is better to me than life!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:9 - But God said to Jonah, “Do you have a good reason to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “I have good reason to be angry, even to the point of death!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - Then the LORD said, “You had compassion on the plant, for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which [fn]came up overnight and perished [fn]overnight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:11 - “Should I not also have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 people, who do not know the difference between their right hand and their left, as well as many animals?”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit my word
Lit soul
Lit the city
Prob. a castor oil plant, and so throughout the ch
Lit save him from
Lit rejoiced with great joy
Lit was a son of a night
Lit a son of a night

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