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Jonah 4:1-11

Jonah’s Anger at the Lord’s Compassion

1But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

4But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

5Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. 6Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant4:6 The precise identification of this plant is uncertain; also in verses 7, 9 and 10. and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant. 7But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered. 8When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.”

9But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”

“It is,” he said. “And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.”

10But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?”

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Jona 4:1-11

Jona bínú sí àánú tí Olúwa fihàn

1Ṣùgbọ́n ó ba Jona nínú jẹ́ gidigidi, ó sì bínú púpọ̀. 24.2: El 34.6.Ó sì gbàdúrà sí Olúwa, ó sì wí pé, “Èmí bẹ̀ ọ́, Olúwa, ǹjẹ́ ọ̀rọ̀ ti mo sọ kọ́ ni èyí nígbà tí mo wà ní ilẹ̀ mi? Nítorí èyí ni mo ṣé sálọ sí Tarṣiṣi ní ìṣáájú: nítorí èmi mọ̀ pé, Ọlọ́run olóore-ọ̀fẹ́ ní ìwọ, àti aláàánú, O lọ́ra láti bínú, O sì ṣeun púpọ̀, O sì ronúpìwàdà ibi náà. 3Ǹjẹ́ báyìí, Olúwa, èmi bẹ̀ ọ, gba ẹ̀mí mi kúrò lọ́wọ́ mi nítorí ó sàn fún mi láti kú ju àti wà láààyè lọ.”

4Nígbà náà ni Olúwa wí pé, “Ìwọ́ ha ni ẹ̀tọ́ láti bínú bí?”

5Jona sì jáde kúrò ní ìlú náà, ó sì jókòó níhà ìlà-oòrùn ìlú náà. Ó sì pa àgọ́ kan níbẹ̀ fún ara rẹ̀, ó sì jókòó ni òjìji ní abẹ́ rẹ̀ títí yóò fi rí ohun tí yóò ṣẹlẹ̀ sí ìlú náà. 6Olúwa Ọlọ́run sì pèsè ìtàkùn kan, ó ṣe é kí ó gòkè wá sórí Jona; kí ó lè ṣe ìji bò ó lórí; láti gbà á kúrò nínú ìbànújẹ́ rẹ̀. Jona sì yọ ayọ̀ ńlá nítorí ìtàkùn náà. 7Ṣùgbọ́n Ọlọ́run pèsè kòkòrò kan nígbà tí ilẹ̀ mọ́ ní ọjọ́ kejì, ó sì jẹ ìtàkùn náà ó sì rọ. 8Ó sì ṣe, nígbà tí oòrùn yọ, Ọlọ́run pèsè ẹ̀fúùfù gbígbóná tí ìlà-oòrùn; oòrùn sì pa Jona lórí tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ó fi rẹ̀ ẹ́. Ó sì fẹ́ nínú ara rẹ̀ láti kú, ó sì wí pé, “Ó sàn fún mi láti kú ju àti wà láààyè lọ.”

9Ọlọ́run sì wí fún Jona pé, “O ha tọ́ fún ọ láti bínú nítorí ìtàkùn náà?”

Òun sì wí pé, “Mo ni ẹ̀tọ́, o tọ́ fún mi láti bínú títí dé ikú.”

10Nígbà náà ni Olúwa wí pé, “Ìwọ kẹ́dùn ìtàkùn náà, nítorí èyí tí ìwọ kò ṣiṣẹ́ fun, tí ìwọ kò mu dàgbà; tí ó hù jáde ní òru kan tí ó sì kú ni òru kan. 11Ṣùgbọ́n Ninefe ní jù ọ̀kẹ́ mẹ́fà (12,000) ènìyàn nínú rẹ̀, tí wọn kò mọ ọwọ́ ọ̀tún wọn yàtọ̀ sí ti òsì, àti ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ohun ọ̀sìn pẹ̀lú. Ṣé èmí kò ha ní kẹ́dùn nípa ìlú ńlá náà?”