1 Kings 19:4; Jonah 4:1-4; Jonah 4:9

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. tAnd he asked that he might die, saying, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.


Jonah's Anger and the Lord's Compassion

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly,1 and yhe was angry. And he prayed to the Lord and said, O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? zThat is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a agracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and arelenting from disaster. bTherefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, cfor it is better for me to die than to live. And the Lord said, dDo you do well to be angry?


But God said to Jonah, iDo you do well to be angry for the plant? And he said, Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.