- But it displeased Ionah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
- And he prayed vnto the Lord, and sayd, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my countrey?
Therefore I fledde before vnto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and mercifull, slow to anger, and of great kindnesse, and repentest thee of the euill.
- Therefore now, O Lord, Take, I beseech thee, my life from me;
for it is better for me to die then to liue.
- Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?
- So Ionah went out of the citie, and sate on the East side of the city, and there made him a boothe, and sate vnder it in the shadow, till hee might see what would become of the citie.
- And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come vp ouer Ionah, that it might be a shadow ouer his head, to deliuer him from his griefe.
So Ionah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
- But God prepared a worme when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
- And it came to passe when the Sunne did arise, that God prepared a vehement East wind;
and the Sunne beat vpon the head of Ionah, that hee fainted, and wished in himselfe to die, and said, It is better for me to die, then to liue.
- And God said to Ionah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd?
and he said, I doe well to be angry, euen vnto death.
- Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pitie on the gourde, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow, which came vp in a night, and perished in a night:
- And should not I spare Nineueh that great citie, wherein are more then sixscore thousand persons, that cannot discerne betweene their right hand and their left hand, and also much cattell?