Jonah 4
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Yonan grieved with great grief and it was very distressing to him 2And he prayed before LORD JEHOVAH and said: Oh, LORD JEHOVAH, was not this my word when I was in my land, and because of this I arose early, I myself fled to Tarshish, for I had known that you, God, are compassionate and hovering and your Spirit is patient, and your kindness abundant, and you change evil! 3Therefore, my Lord, take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!” 4And LORD JEHOVAH said to me: ”You are very grieved for yourself!”

5And Yonan went outside of the city and sat down by himself at the east of the city, and he made himself a booth there, and he sat down under it in the shade to see what happened to the city 6And LORD JEHOVAH commanded a shoot of a gourd and it sprouted and it came up over Yonan and there was shade on his head, and it relieved him from his calamity, and Yonan rejoiced for the shoot of the gourd with great joy 7And the next day LORD JEHOVAH God commanded a worm at the rising of dawn and it struck the shoot of the gourd and it lopped it off 8And when the sun was going down, LORD JEHOVAH God commanded the hot wind and it dried up the gourd and the sun beat on the head of Yonan and he was weary and he requested death for his soul, and he said: ”It has come into your hands, LORD JEHOVAH, to take my soul from me, for I am no better than my fathers!”

9And LORD JEHOVAH God said to Yonan: ”You are very grieved for yourself because of the shoot of the gourd.” And Yonan said: ”I am very grieved for myself, unto death!” 10LORD JEHOVAH said to him: ”You had pity on the shoot of a gourd for which you did not labor, neither did you raise it up, which sprang up in a night, and in a night it dried up 11But shall I not show pity on Nineva, the great city that has in it more than one hundred twenty thousand children of men who do not know between their right hand and their left hand, and a multitude of cattle?

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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