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's Jonah Chapter 4 comment on 5/25/2017, 7:06am...

I am so blessed to have read the book of Jonas. I've repented for being selfish and not making wise decisions in my life. God is so amazing bc of his Grace. I've ask God to cleanse me and meet me right where I am. God love is real so real that I will never understand but accept. Jesus is the answer bc he finished everything for us on the cross. Forgive everyone no matter how bad and thank God.


Levi J. Ziegler's Jonah Chapter 4 comment on 5/24/2017, 12:12pm...

There seems to be a Jonah in each of us. What we do with that Jonah is our choice. I must ask of each of us "are we in a stadium or on the playing field?" When we hear that still small voice or are faced with the obvious, are we a Jonah or a Moses, David, Jeremiah, Esther or a Miriam? When the going gets tough the tough get going. Even going into Nineveh!


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