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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?”

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Jona 4:1-11

Jona Kũrakario nĩ Tha cia Jehova

14:1 Math 20:11; Luk 15:28No rĩrĩ, Jona nĩaiguire ũũru mũno na akĩrakara. 24:2 Thab 86:5, 15; Joel 2:13Akĩhooya Jehova, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Wee Jehova-rĩ, githĩ ũũ toguo ndoigĩte itoimĩte mũciĩ? Nĩkĩo ndaahiũhaga kũũrĩra Tarishishi. Nĩndoĩ atĩ wee wĩ Mũrungu mũtugi na ũrĩ tha, na ndũhiũhaga kũrakara, na ũiyũrĩtwo nĩ wendani, Ngai ũiguaga tha akericũkwo akaaga gwĩka ũũru. 34:3 Ndar 11:15; Jer 8:3No rĩrĩ, Wee Jehova, ndagũthaitha ũndute muoyo; nĩgũkorwo nĩ kwagĩrĩire ngue, gũkĩra ndũũre muoyo.”

44:4 Kĩam 4:6; Math 20:11-15 No Jehova akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Ũrĩ na kĩhooto o na kĩrĩkũ gĩa gũtũma ũrakare?”

5Jona akiuma kũu, agĩthiĩ agĩikara thĩ handũ mwena wa irathĩro wa itũũra rĩu inene. Akĩĩakĩra gĩthũnũ hau, agĩikara kĩĩruru-inĩ gĩakĩo, agĩeterera one ũrĩa itũũra rĩu inene rĩgwĩkwo. 64:6 Jon 1:17Nake Jehova Ngai akĩrehe rũũngũ na agĩtũma rũtambe igũrũ rĩa hau Jona aarĩ, nĩguo rũmũhe kĩĩruru, kĩmũhumbĩre atige gũthĩĩnĩka. Nake Jona agĩkenera rũũngũ rũu mũno. 74:7 Joel 1:12No rĩrĩ, kwarooka gũkĩa mũthenya ũyũ ũngĩ, Ngai akĩrehe kĩgunyũ gĩkĩrĩa rũũngũ rũu, nĩ ũndũ ũcio rũkĩhooha. 84:8 1Ath 19:4Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa riũa rĩarathire, Ngai akĩrehithia rũhuho ruumĩte na irathĩro rũrĩ na ũrugarĩ mũnene, narĩo riũa rĩgĩcina Jona mũtwe, o nginya akĩringĩka. Akĩĩrirĩria gũkua, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩ wega ngue gũkĩra ndũũre muoyo.”

9Nake Ngai akĩũria Jona atĩrĩ, “Ũrĩ na kĩhooto gĩa kũrakara nĩ ũndũ wa rũũngũ rũu?”

Nake agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Ĩĩ, ndĩ nakĩo; ndakarĩte o ũndũ ingĩkua.”

10No Jehova akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Wee-rĩ, ũraiguĩra rũũngũ rũrũ tha, o na harĩa ũtarũrutĩire wĩra kana ũgatũma rũkũre. Rũrakũrire na ũtukũ ũmwe, na rũrathira na ũtukũ ũmwe. 114:11 Jon 1:2; Jon 3:2No Nineve nĩ kũrĩ na andũ makĩria ma ngiri igana rĩa mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ arĩa matangĩkũũrana guoko kwa ũrĩo kana guoko kwa ũmotho, o na ningĩ rĩrĩ na mahiũ maingĩ. Githĩ o na niĩ ndiagĩrĩirwo nĩkũiguĩra tha itũũra rĩu inene?”