But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”(A)

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15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’(A)

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But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”(A)

“It is,” he said. “And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.”

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Listening and Doing

19 My dear brothers and sisters,(A) take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak(B) and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger(C) does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

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“My people, what have I done to you?
    How have I burdened(A) you?(B) Answer me.

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32 By the waters of Meribah(A) they angered the Lord,
    and trouble came to Moses because of them;
33 for they rebelled(B) against the Spirit(C) of God,
    and rash words came from Moses’ lips.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 106:33 Or against his spirit, / and rash words came from his lips

11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water(A) gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy(B) in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”(C)

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24 “Aaron will be gathered to his people.(A) He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command(B) at the waters of Meribah.(C)

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