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Jonah 4 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:1 - But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:2 - And he prayed to the LORD and said, "I pray thee, LORD, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that thou art a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repentest of evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:3 - Therefore now, O LORD, take my life from me, I beseech thee, for it is better for me to die than to live."

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:4 - And the LORD said, "Do you do well to be angry?"

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:5 - Then Jonah went out of the city and sat to the east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, till he should see what would become of the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:6 - And the LORD God appointed a plant, and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:7 - But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm which attacked the plant, so that it withered.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:8 - When the sun rose, God appointed a sultry east wind, and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah so that he was faint; and he asked that he might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:9 - But God said to Jonah, "Do you do well to be angry for the plant?" And he said, "I do well to be angry, angry enough to die."

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - And the LORD said, "You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night, and perished in a night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:11 - And should not I pity Nin'eveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?"
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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