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Jonah 4

Introduction

Overview

Jonah 4:1, Jonah repining at God’s mercy, Jonah 4:4, is reproved by the type of a gourd.

Verse 1

Jonah 4:9, Matthew 20:15, Luke 7:39, Luke 15:28, Acts 13:46, James 4:5, James 4:6

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 6:8 - displeased 1 Kings 21:4 - heavy Psalms 37:8 - fret Jonah 4:11 - should Luke 10:40 - my Luke 11:32 - a greater 1 Corinthians 9:17 - against

Verse 2

he prayed: 1 Kings 19:4, Jeremiah 20:7

I fled: Jonah 1:3, Luke 10:29

thou art: Exodus 34:6, Exodus 34:7, Numbers 14:18, Numbers 14:19, Psalms 78:38, Psalms 86:5, Psalms 86:15, Psalms 145:8, Hosea 11:8, Hosea 11:9, Joel 2:13, Joel 2:14, Micah 7:18

and of: Jonah 3:10, Exodus 32:14, Psalms 90:13, Jeremiah 18:8, Amos 7:3, Amos 7:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:31 - the Lord Deuteronomy 18:22 - if the thing 1 Samuel 15:11 - repenteth me 2 Samuel 24:14 - for his 1 Chronicles 21:13 - great 1 Chronicles 21:15 - repented him 2 Chronicles 30:9 - the Lord Psalms 103:8 - slow Psalms 135:14 - he will repent Jeremiah 20:16 - repented Jeremiah 26:3 - so Jeremiah 26:13 - repent Jeremiah 42:10 - for I Daniel 9:9 - To the Lord Nahum 1:3 - slow Romans 2:4 - forbearance Ephesians 1:7 - the forgiveness Ephesians 2:4 - who James 5:11 - the Lord is 1 Peter 1:3 - which

Verse 3

take: Numbers 11:15, Numbers 20:3, 1 Kings 19:4, Job 3:20, Job 3:21, Job 6:8, Job 6:9, Jeremiah 20:14-Job :, Philippians 1:21-Lamentations :

for: Jonah 4:8, Job 7:15, Job 7:16, Ecclesiastes 7:1, 1 Corinthians 9:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:46 - I am Exodus 14:12 - For it had Numbers 14:2 - Would Job 10:1 - My soul Ecclesiastes 2:17 - I hated Isaiah 15:4 - his Jeremiah 8:3 - death Galatians 2:11 - because

Verse 4

Doest thou well to be angry: or, Art thou greatly angry, Jonah 4:9, Numbers 20:11, Numbers 20:12, Numbers 20:24, Psalms 106:32, Psalms 106:33, Micah 6:3, Matthew 20:15, James 1:19, James 1:20

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 13:11 - displeased Luke 15:28 - therefore Galatians 2:11 - because James 2:8 - ye do James 2:19 - thou doest 3 John 1:6 - do well

Verse 5

Jonah: Jonah 1:5, 1 Kings 19:9, 1 Kings 19:13, Isaiah 57:17, Jeremiah 20:9

till: Genesis 19:27, Genesis 19:28, Jeremiah 17:15, Jeremiah 17:16, Luke 19:41-Acts :

Reciprocal: Isaiah 16:3 - make Isaiah 25:5 - as the heat

Verse 6

the Lord: Jonah 1:17, Psalms 103:10-2 Chronicles :

gourd: or, palmcrist, Heb. Kikajon, קיקיון [Strong's H7021], probably the palma Christi, called kiki or kouki by the Egyptians, and Elkherod by the Arabs, from which caster oil is extracted. It is as large as the olive tree, has leaves like those of a vine, sometimes as broad as the brim of a hat, and is of very quick growth.

So: Esther 5:9, Proverbs 23:5, Isaiah 39:2, Amos 6:13, Luke 10:20, 1 Corinthians 7:30

was exceeding glad: Heb. rejoiced with great joy

Reciprocal: Isaiah 25:5 - as the heat Jonah 4:8 - that God

Verse 7

prepared: Job 1:21, Psalms 30:6, Psalms 30:7, Psalms 102:10

it withered: Psalms 90:5, Psalms 90:6, Isaiah 40:6-Ruth :, Joel 1:12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:39 - for the worms Hosea 5:12 - rottenness Jonah 4:8 - that God James 1:11 - risen

Verse 8

that God: Jonah 4:6, Jonah 4:7, Jonah 1:4, Jonah 1:17, Ezekiel 19:12, Revelation 3:19

vehement: or, silent

and the sun: Psalms 121:6, Song of Solomon 1:6, Isaiah 49:10, Revelation 7:16

and wished: Jonah 4:3, Leviticus 10:3, 1 Samuel 3:18, 2 Samuel 15:25, 2 Samuel 15:26, Job 2:10, Psalms 39:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:13 - east wind Exodus 14:12 - For it had Exodus 16:3 - we had Numbers 11:15 - kill me Numbers 14:2 - Would 1 Kings 19:4 - he requested Job 3:21 - long Job 6:9 - that it would Job 7:16 - I loathe it Job 10:1 - My soul Job 38:24 - General Ecclesiastes 2:17 - I hated Isaiah 15:4 - his Jeremiah 51:16 - bringeth Lamentations 3:39 - a man Mark 4:6 - the sun James 1:11 - risen Revelation 16:8 - and power

Verse 9

Doest thou well to be angry: or, Art thou greatly angry, Jonah 4:4

I do well to be angry: or, I am greatly angry, Genesis 4:5-2 Chronicles :, Job 18:4, Job 40:4, Job 40:5

even: Judges 16:16, Job 5:2, Matthew 26:38, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Revelation 9:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:46 - I am Exodus 16:3 - we had Numbers 11:15 - kill me 2 Samuel 6:8 - displeased 1 Kings 21:4 - heavy 1 Chronicles 13:11 - displeased Psalms 37:8 - fret Ecclesiastes 7:9 - hasty Lamentations 3:39 - a man Jonah 4:1 - General Luke 11:32 - a greater Luke 15:28 - therefore Galatians 2:11 - because James 2:8 - ye do James 2:19 - thou doest

Verse 10

had pity on: or, spared

came up in a night: Heb. was the son of the night, 1 Samuel 20:31, Genesis 17:12, *marg.

Reciprocal: Luke 15:32 - was meet

Verse 11

should: Jonah 4:1, Isaiah 1:18, Matthew 18:33, Luke 15:28-Jonah :

Nineveh: Jonah 1:2, Jonah 3:2, Jonah 3:3

sixscore: It is generally calculated that the young children of any place are a fifth of the inhabitants, and consequently the whole population of Nineveh would amount to about 600,000; which is very inferior to that of London and Paris, though they occupy not one quarter of the ground. In eastern cities there are large vacant spaces for gardens and pasturages, so that there might be very "much cattle."

that cannot: Deuteronomy 1:39

and also: Psalms 36:6, Psalms 104:14, Psalms 104:27, Psalms 104:28, Psalms 145:8, Psalms 145:9, Psalms 145:15, Psalms 145:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:1 - the cattle Genesis 9:10 - General Numbers 22:32 - Wherefore Psalms 50:10 - cattle Isaiah 7:16 - before Isaiah 8:4 - before Jeremiah 49:11 - thy fatherless Joel 2:22 - afraid Luke 15:32 - was meet Romans 5:14 - even 1 Corinthians 9:9 - Doth

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jonah 4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jonah-4.html.