Jonah's Anger and the Lord's Compassion

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly,[a] and (A)he was angry. And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? (B)That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a (C)gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and (D)relenting from disaster. (E)Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, (F)for it is better for me to die than to live.” And the Lord said, (G)“Do you do well to be angry?”

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Footnotes

  1. Jonah 4:1 Hebrew it was exceedingly evil to Jonah

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