10 (A)Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.

Jonah’s Anger and God’s Kindness

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. So he prayed to the Lord, and said, “Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I (B)fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a (C)gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. (D)Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for (E)it is better for me to die than to live!”

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