1: But this seemed very wrong to Jonah, and he was angry. 2: And he made prayer to the Lord and said, O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still in my country? This is why I took care to go in flight to Tarshish: for I was certain that you were a loving God, full of pity, slow to be angry and great in mercy, and ready to be turned from your purpose of evil. 3: So now, O Lord, give ear to my prayer and take my life from me; for death is better for me than life. 4: And the Lord said, Have you any right to be angry? 5: Then Jonah went out of the town, and took his seat on the east side of the town and made himself a roof of branches and took his seat under its shade till he saw what would become of the town. 6: And the Lord God made a vine come up over Jonah to give him shade over his head. And Jonah was very glad because of the vine. 7: But early on the morning after, God made ready a worm for the destruction of the vine, and it became dry and dead. 8: Then when the sun came up, God sent a burning east wind: and so great was the heat of the sun on his head that Jonah was overcome, and, requesting death for himself, said, Death is better for me than life. 9: And the Lord said to Jonah, Have you any right to be angry about the vine? And he said, I have a right to be truly angry. 10: And the Lord said, You had pity on the vine, for which you did no work and for the growth of which you were not responsible; which came up in a night and came to an end in a night; 11: And am I not to have mercy on Nineveh, that great town, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons without the power of judging between right and left, as well as much cattle?