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Jonah 4 (WEBP)

[1] But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.
[2] He prayed to Yahweh, and said, “Please, Yahweh, wasn’t this what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing harm.
[3] Therefore now, Yahweh, take, I beg you, my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
[4] Yahweh said, “Is it right for you to be angry?”
[5] Then Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city, and there made himself a booth and sat under it in the shade, until he might see what would become of the city.
[6] Yahweh God prepared a vine and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the vine.
[7] But God prepared a worm at dawn the next day, and it chewed on the vine so that it withered.
[8] When the sun arose, God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he was faint and requested for himself that he might die. He said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”
[9] God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the vine?” He said, “I am right to be angry, even to death.”
[10] Yahweh said, “You have been concerned for the vine, for which you have not labored, neither made it grow; which came up in a night and perished in a night.
[11] Shouldn’t I be concerned for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons who can’t discern between their right hand and their left hand, and also many animals?”

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King James w/Strong’s #s

Jonah 4 (KJVS)

[1] But it displeased H3415 (8799) Jonah H3124 exceedingly H1419 H7451, and he was very angry H2734 (8799).
[2] And he prayed H6419 (8691) unto the LORD H3068, and said H559 (8799), I pray H577 thee, O LORD H3068, [was] not this my saying H1697, when I was yet in my country H127? Therefore I fled H1272 (8800) before H6923 (8765) unto Tarshish H8659: for I knew H3045 (8804) that thou [art] a gracious H2587 God H410, and merciful H7349, slow H750 to anger H639, and of great H7227 kindness H2617, and repentest H5162 (8737) thee of the evil H7451.
[3] Therefore now, O LORD H3068, take H3947 (8798), I beseech thee, my life H5315 from me; for [it is] better H2896 for me to die H4194 than to live H2416.
[4] Then said H559 (8799) the LORD H3068, Doest thou well H3190 (8687) to be angry H2734 (8804)?
[5] So Jonah H3124 went out H3318 (8799) of the city H5892, and sat H3427 (8799) on the east side H6924 of the city H5892, and there made H6213 (8799) him a booth H5521, and sat H3427 (8799) under it in the shadow H6738, till he might see H7200 (8799) what would become of the city H5892.
[6] And the LORD H3068 God H430 prepared H4487 (8762) a gourd H7021, and made [it] to come up H5927 (8799) over Jonah H3124, that it might be a shadow H6738 over his head H7218, to deliver H5337 (8687) him from his grief H7451. So Jonah H3124 was exceeding H1419 H8057 glad H8055 (8799) of the gourd H7021.
[7] But God H430 prepared H4487 (8762) a worm H8438 when the morning H7837 rose H5927 (8800) the next day H4283, and it smote H5221 (8686) the gourd H7021 that it withered H3001 (8799).
[8] And it came to pass, when the sun H8121 did arise H2224 (8800), that God H430 prepared H4487 (8762) a vehement H2759 east H6921 wind H7307; and the sun H8121 beat H5221 (8686) upon the head H7218 of Jonah H3124, that he fainted H5968 (8691), and wished H7592 (8799) in himself H5315 to die H4191 (8800), and said H559 (8799), [It is] better H2896 for me to die H4194 than to live H2416.
[9] And God H430 said H559 (8799) to Jonah H3124, Doest thou well H3190 (8687) to be angry H2734 (8804) for the gourd H7021? And he said H559 (8799), I do well H3190 (8687) to be angry H2734 (8804), [even] unto death H4194.
[10] Then said H559 (8799) the LORD H3068, Thou hast had pity H2347 (8804) on the gourd H7021, for the which thou hast not laboured H5998 (8804), neither madest it grow H1431 (8765); which came up in a night H1121 H3915, and perished H6 (8804) in a night H1121 H3915:
[11] And should not I spare H2347 (8799) Nineveh H5210, that great H1419 city H5892, wherein are H3426 more H7235 (8687) than sixscore H8147 H6240 thousand H7239 persons H120 that cannot discern H3045 (8804) between their right hand H3225 and their left hand H8040; and [also] much H7227 cattle H929?

Young’s Literal Translation

Jonah 4 (YLT)

[1] And it is grievous unto Jonah-a great evil-and he is displeased at it;
[2] and he prayeth unto Jehovah, and he saith, ‘I pray Thee, O Jehovah, is not this my word while I was in mine own land-therefore I was beforehand to flee to Tarshish-that I have known that Thou art a God, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in kindness, and repenting of evil?
[3] And now, O Jehovah, take, I pray Thee, my soul from me, for better is my death than my life.’
[4] And Jehovah saith, ‘Is doing good displeasing to thee?’
[5] And Jonah goeth forth from the city, and sitteth on the east of the city, and maketh to himself there a booth, and sitteth under it in the shade, till that he seeth what is in the city.
[6] And Jehovah God appointeth a gourd, and causeth it to come up over Jonah, to be a shade over his head, to give deliverance to him from his affliction, and Jonah rejoiceth because of the gourd with great joy.
[7] And God appointeth a worm at the going up of the dawn on the morrow, and it smiteth the gourd, and it drieth up.
[8] And it cometh to pass, about the rising of the sun, that God appointeth a cutting east wind, and the sun smiteth on the head of Jonah, and he wrappeth himself up, and asketh his soul to die, and saith, ‘Better is my death than my life.’
[9] And God saith unto Jonah: ‘Is doing good displeasing to thee, because of the gourd?’ and he saith, ‘To do good is displeasing to me-unto death.’
[10] And Jehovah saith, ‘Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for which thou didst not labour, neither didst thou nourish it, which a son of a night was, and a son of a night perished,
[11] and I-have not I pity on Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than twelve myriads of human beings, who have not known between their right hand and their left-and much cattle!’