Jonah is cross with God
(from Jonah chapter 4)




Jonah was very cross because God saved Nineveh.

He wanted to die.  He left Nineveh.  He sat down.

He waited to see what happened to Nineveh.

God asked Jonah why he was cross.


God felt sorry for him so he made a vine grow.

The vine shaded Jonah from the hot sun. 

Jonah was very happy.


But the next day God made the vine die.

The hot sun shone on Jonah.

It made him ill.  He wanted to die.


God asked Jonah why he was cross about the vine.

Jonah said it was right to be cross about the vine.

The vine had died.  He wanted to die.


Then God said,

“You are cross about the vine. 

But you did not grow it or look after it.  It died.

I made all the people in Nineveh.

I care for them.  

I care about them.

I have saved them.”



By Helen M Seeley

©AEE. Ed.1, July 2004

This publication is written in Accessible EasyEnglish.

June 2006

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