Jonah, repining at God's mercy,
Jonah 4:1 And this displeased Ionas greatly, and he was angrye [within him selfe.] Jonah 4:2 And he prayed vnto the Lorde, and saide: I pray thee O Lorde, was not this my saying when I was yet in my countrey? therfore I hasted to flee into Tharsis: For I knewe that thou art a gratious God, and mercifull, long suffering, and of great kindnesse, and repentest thee of euill. Jonah 4:3 And nowe O Lorde, take I beseche thee my lyfe from me: for it is better for me to dye, then to lyue.
is reproved by the type of a gourd.
Jonah 4:4 Then saide the Lord, Doest thou wel to be angry? Jonah 4:5 And Ionas went out of the citie, and sate him downe on the east side thereof, and there made him a boothe, and sate vnder it in the shadowe, till he might see what should be done in the citie. Jonah 4:6 And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it spring vp ouer Ionas, that it might be a shadowe ouer his head, to deliuer him from his griefe: So Ionas was exceeding glad of the gourde. Jonah 4:7 But God prepared a worme, when the morning rose the next day, which smote the gourde, that it withered. Jonah 4:8 And when the sunne rose, God prepared a seruent east winde, and the sunne beat vpon the head of Ionas that he fainted: and wished vnto his soule, that he might dye, and saide, It is better for me to dye, then to lyue. Jonah 4:9 And the Lord saide vnto Ionas: Doest thou well to be so angry within thy selfe for the gourde? And he saide: I do well to be angry euen vnto death. Jonah 4:10 Then saide the Lorde, Thou hast had compassion on the gourde about the which thou bestowedst no labour, neither madest it growe: which came vp in a night, and perished in a night: Jonah 4:11 And shall not I spare Niniue that great citie, in the which are more then sixscore thousand persons that knowe not their right hand and their left, and also much cattaile?