"But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. "
"And he prayed to the Lord and said, ""I pray thee, Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that thou art a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repentest of evil. "
"Therefore now, O Lord, take my life from me, I beseech thee, for it is better for me to die than to live."" "