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Jonah 4:2-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

He prayed to the Lord, “O Lord, is this not what I said while I was still in my own country? This is why I fled at first toward Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger, abounding in kindness, repenting of punishment.[a] So now, Lord, please take my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Footnotes:

  1. 4:2 Punishment: lit., “evil”; see 1:2, 7, 8; 3:8, 10; 4:1.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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