Thus, the story of Jonah ends with a reprimand for Jonah. Jonah continued to argue that he had the right to be mad. At times, he sounded like Job and his complaints. God, not Yahweh, asked him if he had a right to be angry. Jonah insisted that he was so angry that he was willing to die. Then Yahweh asked him about the bush. It appeared one day and was gone the next day. Jonah did nothing to make it grow, so why was he so angry about the dead bush. On the other hand, Yahweh was concerned about the great city of Nineveh with 120,000 people and lots of animals. Yet, there was a parting shot at the people of Nineveh. Apparently, they were so dumb that they could not tell their right hand from their left hand.
Once again, Yahweh, using the first person singular in Second Isaiah proclaims that the Israelites should not be afraid since he was going to help them. Anybody against them will be put to shame. They will end up as nothing since their enemies will perish. Anybody who tries to start a war with the Israelites will be as nothing at all. If they try to find people against the Israelites, they will not find any because they will have been reduced to nothing. Yahweh will help them by holding their right hand so that they do not have to be afraid.