New Living Translation
Just kill me now, LORD! I'd rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen."
King James Bible
Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.
World English Bible
Therefore now, Yahweh, take, I beg you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live."
Young's Literal Translation
And now, O Jehovah, take, I pray Thee, my soul from me, for better is my death than my life.'
Jonah 4:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:3 Than to live - Disgraced and upbraided by hardened sinners, who will brand me for a liar.
1 Kings 19:4
Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died."
"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant my desire.
I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.
I would rather be strangled--rather die than suffer like this.
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.
And the people of this evil nation who survive will wish to die rather than live where I will send them. I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!
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