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Jonah 4:6

Read Introduction to Jonah   “And the Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant.”   And the Lord God prepared a plant The word...

Jonah 4:5

Read Introduction to Jonah    “So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city.”   So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the...

Jonah 4:4

Read Introduction to Jonah   “Then the Lord said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?’”   Then the Lord said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry? At this point, the LORD addressed Jonah’s values (4:4-8).  God tried to reason with this rebellious prophet.  Jonah...

Jonah 4:3b

Read Introduction to Jonah   “Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”   for it is better for me to die than to live! Jonah was sulking here.  Jonah earlier prayed that he might live (2:2).  He was...

Jonah 4:3

Read Introduction to Jonah   “Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”   Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, Jonah was pleased initially to think God was going to destroy the pagans in...

Jonah 4:2e

Read Introduction to Jonah   “So he prayed to the Lord, and said, ‘Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in...