Add parallel Print Page Options

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?”

Read full chapter


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