Jonah 4 ©

1 Jonah, repining at God's mercy, 4 is reproved by the type of a gourd.


BUT it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.


And ahe prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I bfled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a cgracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

b ch. 1.3.

Therefore now, O LORD, dtake, I beseech thee, my life from me; for eit is better for me to die than to live.


¶Then said the LORD, 1Doest thou well to be angry?


So Jonah fwent out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.


And the LORD God gprepared a 2gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah 3was exceeding glad of the gourd.


hBut God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.


And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a 4vehement east wind; and ithe sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and jwished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.


And God said to Jonah, 5Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, 6I do well to be angry, even unto death.


Then said the LORD, Thou hast 7had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which 8came up in a night, and perished in a night:


And kshould not I spare lNineveh, that great city, wherein are more than *sixscore thousand persons that mcannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; nand also much cattle?