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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 then sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

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1 angela h = "Whine, whine, whine! Isn't that just like a saved person.  We always want to think we are better than someone else. "God how could You save THAT person." We are afraid that if God saves people we don't like we will have to fellowship with or get along with them. Right. If we are all going to heaven together, shouldn't we learn to get along now. Eternity is a long time. Jonah tells God that is why he ran in the first place. He was afraid God would save the Ninevehites. Jonah is having a big pity party and tells God he wants to die."
2 angela h = "God asks Jonah what good it is doing him to be angry. Jonah builds a shelter and sits to see what happens next. We do this to new converts sometimes, we will sit back and wait for them to mess up so we can point fingers. Shame on us!And this is what God is telling Jonah. Shame on him. Who does he think he is? God created all and wants to save all. God is no respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34)"
3 angela h = "Talk about a bad attitude....Jonah contends with God that he has a right to be angry. God asks him how he had pity for a gourd and not for the 120,000 children who were saved in Nineveh. We should pray to have compassion... a heart for the things God has a heart for. Jonah could not see through his anger. He must not have realized he wanted to condemn innocent children. It is believed that Jonah repented of his anger and bad attitude, because he is considered the  author of the book of Jonah."