Jonah Chapter 4

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1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.

2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?

5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.

6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.

7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:

11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?


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Linda Renaud-Medford's Jonah Chapter 4 comment on 12/30/2017, 2:45am...

Jonah wanted to run away from God's instructions. God showed him that he had no choice. When he asked the men on board the ship to throw him over into the sea, God had already prepared a place for him, where he spent three days and nights before going to preach to the people of Nineveh to obey the words of the Lord. The people listened and obeyed. Jonah waited for one day to see what would happen.


A disciple's Jonah Chapter 4 comment on 11/24/2017, 11:20am...

Jonah was MADE to do what God commanded him, so God could show a sign to all times and generations that "There is NOTHING too hard for the LORD!" as well as show by even this most hopelessly lost and deceived heathen could repent; and therefore setting the standard by which every one no matter how lost CAN REPENT! God let Jonah suffer for his self-will, and afterward used him to preach with POWER!


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