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Jonah 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:1 - And it is grievous unto Jonah -- a great evil -- and he is displeased at it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:2 - and he prayeth unto Jehovah, and he saith, 'I pray Thee, O Jehovah, is not this my word while I was in mine own land -- therefore I was beforehand to flee to Tarshish -- that I have known that Thou art a God, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in kindness, and repenting of evil?
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:3 - And now, O Jehovah, take, I pray Thee, my soul from me, for better is my death than my life.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:4 - And Jehovah saith, 'Is doing good displeasing to thee?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:5 - And Jonah goeth forth from the city, and sitteth on the east of the city, and maketh to himself there a booth, and sitteth under it in the shade, till that he seeth what is in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:6 - And Jehovah God appointeth a gourd, and causeth it to come up over Jonah, to be a shade over his head, to give deliverance to him from his affliction, and Jonah rejoiceth because of the gourd with great joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:7 - And God appointeth a worm at the going up of the dawn on the morrow, and it smiteth the gourd, and it drieth up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:8 - And it cometh to pass, about the rising of the sun, that God appointeth a cutting east wind, and the sun smiteth on the head of Jonah, and he wrappeth himself up, and asketh his soul to die, and saith, 'Better is my death than my life.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:9 - And God saith unto Jonah: 'Is doing good displeasing to thee, because of the gourd?' and he saith, 'To do good is displeasing to me -- unto death.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - And Jehovah saith, 'Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for which thou didst not labour, neither didst thou nourish it, which a son of a night was, and a son of a night perished,
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:11 - and I -- have not I pity on Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than twelve myriads of human beings, who have not known between their right hand and their left -- and much cattle!'
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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