4 And Jonah took it very hard and was angry, 2 and prayed to Jehovah “Now, Jehovah, was not this what I said while I was still on my own soil? that was why I tried to head it off by getting away to Spain, because I knew you were a deity kindly and tenderhearted, patient and very friendly, and would repent of the evil. 3 And now, Jehovah, take my life away, because it is better I should die than live.” 4 * And Jehovah said “Thoroughly angry, are you?” 5 And Jonah went out of the city and established himself out in front of the city, and made himself a booth there and sat down in the shade under it till he should see what would happen to the city. 6 ** And Jehovah provided a gourd vine, and it came up over Jonah to be a shade over his head, to free him from his trouble; and Jonah was very glad for the vine. 7 * And Jehovah God prepared a worm at daybreak the next day, which attacked the vine and it dried up; 8 ** and when the sun rose God prepared a scorching east wind, and the sun struck on Jonah’s head, and he collapsed and asked for death and said “it is better I should die than live.” 9 *** And God said to Jonah “Thoroughly angry about the gourd vine, are you?” and he said “I am thoroughly angry, fit to die.” 10 * And Jehovah said “You feel benevolent toward the vine, which you had not worked on nor raised, a one-night growth and a one-night loss; 11 and was I not to feel benevolent toward the great city Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand human beings that do not know their right hand from their left, and many beasts?”
^ 4:4 Or “Is it rightly you are angry?”
^ 4:6 Or castor-oil plant
^ 4:6 Or plant
^ 4:7 Or plant
^ 4:8 (scorching) Unc.
^ 4:8 Lit. asked for his soul to die
^ 4:9 Or Is it rightly you are angry about the gourd vine?
^ 4:9 Or castor-oil plant
^ 4:9 Or It is rightly I am angry, fit
^ 4:10 Or plant