Jonah 4:1
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New International Version
But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.

King James Bible
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.

Darby Bible Translation
And it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.

World English Bible
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.

Young's Literal Translation
And it is grievous unto Jonah -- a great evil -- and he is displeased at it;

Jonah 4:1 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly - This hasty, and indeed inconsiderate prophet, was vexed because his prediction was not fulfilled. He had more respect to his high sense of his own honor than he had to the goodness and mercy of God. He appeared to care little whether six hundred and twenty thousand persons were destroyed or not, so he might not pass for a deceiver, or one that denounced a falsity.

And he was very angry - Because the prediction was not literally fulfilled; for he totally lost sight of the condition.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jonah 4:9 And God said to Jonah, Do you well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even to death.

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet...

Luke 15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him.

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you...

James 4:5,6 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy...

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The Gourd. Jonah 4:07

John Newton—Olney Hymns

God's Love for Man
Nature and revelation alike testify of God's love. Our Father in heaven is the source of life, of wisdom, and of joy. Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and refresh the earth, the hills and seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator's love. It is God who supplies the daily needs of all His creatures. In the beautiful words of
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

Cross References
Matthew 20:15
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

Luke 15:28
"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.

Jonah 4:4
But the LORD replied, "Is it right for you to be angry?"

Jonah 4:9
But 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."

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