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And it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.
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And he prayed unto Jehovah, and said, Ah, Jehovah, was not this my saying when I was yet in my country?
Therefore I was minded to flee at first unto Tarshish;
for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
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And now, Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.
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And Jehovah said, Doest thou well to be angry?
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And Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city.
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And Jehovah Elohim prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his trouble.
And Jonah was exceeding glad because of the gourd.
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But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd, that it withered.
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And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind;
and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, so that he fainted;
and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
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And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd?
And he said, I do well to be angry, unto death.
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And Jehovah said, Thou hast pity on the gourd, for which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow;
which came up in a night, and perished in a night:
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and I, should not I have pity on Nineveh, the great city, wherein are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand;
and also much cattle?