Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, so that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

New American Standard Bible

When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, "Death is better to me than life."

King James Version

And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Holman Bible

As the sun was rising, God appointed a scorching east wind. The sun beat down so much on Jonah’s head that he almost fainted, and he wanted to die. He said, “It’s better for me to die than to live.”

International Standard Version

When the sun rose, God prepared a harsh east wind. The sun beat down on Jonah's head, he became faint, and he begged to die. "It is better for me to die than to live!" he said.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live

American Standard Version

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Amplified

And when the sun arose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah so that he fainted and wished in himself to die and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, so that he fainted; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah that he fainted and wished in his soul to die and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be as the sun rose, and God will appoint a sultry east wind; and the sun struck upon the head of Jonah, and he will faint, and he will ask his soul to die, and say, It is good for me to die rather than live.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{And when the sun rose}, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head and he grew faint. {And he asked that he could die} and said, "My death [is] better than my life!"

Modern King James verseion

And it happened when the sun shone, God ordained a scorching east wind. And the sun beat on the head of Jonah, so that he fainted. And he asked for his life to die. And he said, Better is my death than my life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as soon as the sun was up, God prepared a fervent east wind: so that the sun beat over the head of Jonah, that he fainted again and wished unto his soul that he might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."

NET Bible

When the sun began to shine, God sent a hot east wind. So the sun beat down on Jonah's head, and he grew faint. So he despaired of life, and said, "I would rather die than live!"

New Heart English Bible

It happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah's head, so that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Webster

And it came to pass, when the sun rose that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

World English Bible

It happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah's head, so that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass, about the rising of the sun, that God appointeth a cutting east wind, and the sun smiteth on the head of Jonah, and he wrappeth himself up, and asketh his soul to die, and saith, 'Better is my death than my life.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And it came to pass, when the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

זרח 
Zarach 
arise, rise, rise up, shine, up
Usage: 18

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

מנה 
manah 
Usage: 28

חרישׁי 
Chariyshiy 
Usage: 1

קדם קדים 
Qadiym 
Usage: 69

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

and the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

upon the head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of Jonah
יונה 
Yonah 
Usage: 19

עלף 
`alaph 
Usage: 5

and wished
שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

in himself
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

to die
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

and said

Usage: 0

for me to die
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

References

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Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Jonah Is Angry At Yahweh's Compassion

7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it attacked the plant so that it withered. 8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, so that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live. 9 And God said to Jonah, Do you do well to be angry about the plant? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.


Cross References

Psalm 121:6

The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

Jonah 4:3

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Isaiah 49:10

They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun strike them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

Ezekiel 19:12

But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.

Leviticus 10:3

Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

1 Samuel 3:18

And Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems to him good.

2 Samuel 15:25-26

And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Psalm 39:9

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Song of Songs 1:6

Look not upon me, because I am dark, because the sun has darkened me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but my own vineyard have I not kept.

Jonah 1:4

But the LORD sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken.

Jonah 1:17

Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah 4:6-7

And the LORD God prepared a plant, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceedingly glad for the plant.

Revelation 3:19

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Revelation 7:16

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun strike them, nor any heat.

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