10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented(A) and did not bring on them the destruction(B) he had threatened.(C)

Jonah’s Anger at the Lord’s Compassion

But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.(D) He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew(E) that you are a gracious(F) and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love,(G) a God who relents(H) from sending calamity.(I) Now, Lord, take away my life,(J) for it is better for me to die(K) than to live.”(L)