Now, therefore, O Yahweh, take, I pray thee, my life from me, - for it were better for me, to die, than, to live.
But, he himself, went into the wilderness a day's journey, and came and sat down under a certain shrub, - and asked for his life, that he might die, and said - Enough, now, O Yahweh! take away my life, for, no better, am, I, than, my fathers.
Better a name, than precious ointment, - and the day of death, than the day of one's birth.
Oh that my request would come! and, my hope, oh that GOD would grant!
So that my soul chooseth strangling, Death, rather than these my bones!
But if, in this way, thou art going to deal with me, slay me, I beseech thee, slay, if I have found favour in thine eyes, - and let me not see my grief,
And the people contended with Moses, - and spake saying, Would then we had died a when our brethren died, before Yahweh!
Wherefore give, to the wretched, light? Or, life, to the embittered in soul? -
Accursed, be the day on which I was born, - The day when my mother bare me, let it not be blessed!
And it came to pass, at the breaking forth of the sun, that God appointed a sultry east wind, and the sun smote upon the head of Jonah, that he became faint, - and asked his life, that he might die, and said, It were better for me, to die, than, to live.
I, however, have not used any of these things; and have not written these things, in order that, so it should be done, in my case; for it were, good for me, rather to die than - - my boast, shall, no man, make void!
For, unto me - living, is Christ, and, dying, gain.