15 If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me(A)—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin.”

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that God would be willing to crush(A) me,
    to let loose his hand and cut off my life!(B)

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16 I despise my life;(A) I would not live forever.(B)
    Let me alone;(C) my days have no meaning.(D)

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10 “I loathe my very life;(A)
    therefore I will give free rein to my complaint
    and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.(B)

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19 You know how I am scorned,(A) disgraced and shamed;
    all my enemies are before you.

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18 Why did I ever come out of the womb(A)
    to see trouble(B) and sorrow
    and to end my days in shame?(C)

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When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die,(A) and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.”

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