but he went on a day's journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, "[I have had] enough! LORD, take my life, for I'm no better than my fathers."
Why is light given to one burdened with grief, and life to those whose existence is bitter,
who wait for death, but it does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasure,
who are filled with much joy and are glad when they reach the grave?
If only my request would be granted and God would provide what I hope for:
that He would decide to crush me, to unleash His power and cut me off!
It would still bring me comfort, and I would leap for joy in unrelenting pain that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
so that I prefer strangling, death rather than life in this body.
And now, LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."
As the sun was rising, God appointed a scorching east wind. The sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he almost fainted, and he wanted to die. He said, "It's better for me to die than to live."
Then God asked Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?" "[Yes,]" he replied. "It is right. I'm angry enough to die!"
My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.
Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful work for me; and I don't know which one I should choose.
I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ-- which is far better--
but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.
But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
let me not
Why has my pain become unending, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You truly have become like a mirage to me-- water that is not reliable.
Why did I come out of the womb to see [only] struggle and sorrow, to end my life in shame?
The LORD has removed your punishment; He has turned back your enemy. The King of Israel, the LORD, is among you; you need no longer fear harm.