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Jonah 4:1–3

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.”

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