1 This made Jonah very indignant; he fell into a rage.
Jonah 4:9 Luke 15:28 Jonah 4:4 Matt 20:15 Luke 7:39 Acts 13:46 Jas 4:5-6
2 He prayed to Yahweh and said, 'Please, Yahweh, isn't this what I said would happen when I was still in my own country? That was why I first tried to flee to Tarshish, since I knew you were a tender, compassionate God, slow to anger, rich in faithful love, who relents about inflicting disaster.
Ps 86:15 Exod 34:6-7 Joel 2:13-14 Jonah 1:3 Num 14:18-19 Ps 86:5 Ps 145:8
3 So now, Yahweh, please take my life, for I might as well be dead as go on living.'
1Kgs 19:4 Eccl 7:1 1Cor 9:15 Jer 20:14-18 Job 3:20-21 Job 6:8-9 Job 7:15-16
4 Yahweh replied, 'Are you right to be angry?'
Matt 20:15 Jonah 4:9 Jas 1:19-20 Mic 6:3 Ps 106:32-33 Num 20:11-12 Num 20:24
5 Jonah then left the city and sat down to the east of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, to see what would happen to the city.
1Kgs 19:9 1Kgs 19:13 Gen 19:27-28 Isa 57:17 Jer 17:15-16 Luke 19:41-44 Jer 20:9
6 Yahweh God then ordained that a castor-oil plant should grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head and soothe his ill-humour; Jonah was delighted with the castor-oil plant.
1Cor 7:30 Amos 6:13 Esth 5:9 Isa 39:2 Jonah 1:17 Luke 10:20 Ps 103:10-14
7 But at dawn the next day, God ordained that a worm should attack the castor-oil plant -- and it withered.
Joel 1:12 Isa 40:6-8 Job 1:21 Ps 30:6-7 Ps 90:5-6 Ps 102:10
8 Next, when the sun rose, God ordained that there should be a scorching east wind; the sun beat down so hard on Jonah's head that he was overcome and begged for death, saying, 'I might as well be dead as go on living.'
Ps 121:6 Jonah 4:3 Ezek 19:12 Isa 49:10 Rev 3:19 1Sam 3:18 2Sam 15:25-26
9 God said to Jonah, 'Are you right to be angry about the castor-oil plant?' He replied, 'I have every right to be angry, mortally angry!'
2Cor 7:10 Gen 4:5-14 Job 5:2 Job 18:4 Job 40:4-5 Judg 16:16 Matt 26:38
10 Yahweh replied, 'You are concerned for the castor-oil plant which has not cost you any effort and which you did not grow, which came up in a night and has perished in a night.
1Sam 20:31 Gen 17:12
11 So why should I not be concerned for Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, to say nothing of all the animals?'
Jonah 1:2 Deut 1:39 Luke 15:28-32 Matt 18:33 Ps 36:6 Isa 1:18 Jonah 3:2-3