Introduction to Jonah Chapter 4

This chapter gives us an account of Jonah's displeasure at the repentance of the Ninevites, and at the Lord's showing mercy unto them, Jonah 4:1; the angry prayer of Jonah upon it, Jonah 4:2; the Lord's gentle reproof of him for it, Jonah 4:4; his conduct upon that, Jonah 4:5; the gourd prepared for him; its rise, usefulness, and destruction, which raised different passions in Jonah, Jonah 4:6; the improvement the Lord made of this to rebuke Jonah, for his displicency at the mercy he showed to the Ninevites, and to convict him of his folly, Jonah 4:9.