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Jonah 4 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jonah’s Anger and God’s Kindness
God’s Lesson to Jonah
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:1 - But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:2 - So he prayed to the LORD, and said, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:3 - “Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:4 - Then the LORD said, “Is it right for you to be angry?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:5 - So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:6 - And the LORD God prepared a plant[fn] and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:7 - But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:8 - And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:9 - Then God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “It is right for me to be angry, even to death!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - But the LORD said, “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:11 - “And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?”
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew kikayon, exact identity unknown
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