Old Testament

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How did Jonah respond to God’s kind gesture?

He was not impressed, especially when a worm came and ate the bush. A hot wind blew, and that just made the situation worse. God asked, “Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?” Jonah, still sulking, replied, “Yes, angry enough to die.” (NRSV, Jonah 4:9)


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