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But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
And he prayed unto YHVH, and said, I pray thee, O YHVH, 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 EL, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
Therefore now, O YHVH, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
Then said YHVH, Doest thou well to be angry?
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.
And YHVH ELOHIYM 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.
But ELOHIYM prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that ELOHIYM 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.
And ELOHIYM said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
Then said YHVH, 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:
And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more then sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?
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