Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.

King James Version

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Holman Bible

Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.

International Standard Version

Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.

A Conservative Version

Be ye sorrowful, and mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into a downcast look.

American Standard Version

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Amplified

Be miserable and grieve and weep [over your sin]. Let your [foolish] laughter be turned to mourning and your [reckless] joy to gloom.

An Understandable Version

Be distressed and grieve and cry [over your sins]; your laughter should turn into grieving and your joy [should turn] into sorrow.

Anderson New Testament

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to sorrow.

Bible in Basic English

Be troubled, with sorrow and weeping; let your laughing be turned to sorrow and your joy to grief.

Common New Testament

Be miserable and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Daniel Mace New Testament

be afflicted, be mournful, and weep: let your mirth be converted to sadness, and your joy to vexation.

Darby Translation

Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Godbey New Testament

Weep, and mourn, lament: let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into sorrow.

Goodspeed New Testament

Be miserable, grieve, and weep aloud! Turn your laughter into grief and your happiness into gloom.

John Wesley New Testament

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into heaviness.

Julia Smith Translation

Toil, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and joy to dejection.

King James 2000

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloominess.

Modern King James verseion

Be afflicted, and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Suffer afflictions: sorrow ye and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Moffatt New Testament

Lament and mourn and weep, let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to depression;

Montgomery New Testament

Lament and mourn, and weep aloud! Let your laughter be turned into mourning, And your joy into gloom!

NET Bible

Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into despair.

New Heart English Bible

Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.

Noyes New Testament

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into heaviness.

Sawyer New Testament

Lament, and mourn, and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into sorrow.

The Emphasized Bible

Be miserable and lament and weep, let, your laughter, into lamentation, be turned, and, your joy, into dejection;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Be bitterly afflicted and lament, and let your tears run down; let your laughter be converted into mourning, and your joy into dejection.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Grieve, mourn, and lament! Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your happiness to gloom!

Webster

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Weymouth New Testament

Afflict yourselves and mourn and weep aloud; let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into shame.

Williams New Testament

Be miserable, mourn ... and weep aloud. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your joy to gloom.

World English Bible

Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.

Worrell New Testament

Be wretched, and mourn, and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness!

Worsley New Testament

Be grieved, and mourn, and weep: let your mirth be turned into mourning, and your joy to sadness.

Youngs Literal Translation

be exceeding afflicted, and mourn, and weep, let your laughter to mourning be turned, and the joy to heaviness;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ταλαιπωρέω 
Talaiporeo 
Usage: 1

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

πενθέω 
Pentheo 
Usage: 7

κλαίω 
Klaio 
Usage: 30

let
μεταστρέφω 
metastrepho 
Usage: 3

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

γέλως 
Gelos 
Usage: 1

be turned
μεταστρέφω 
metastrepho 
Usage: 3

to
εἰς 
Eis 
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267
Usage: 1267

πένθος 
Penthos 
Usage: 5

χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

References

Images James 4:9

Context Readings

Subject Yourselves To God

8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.


Cross References

Luke 6:25

Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

Proverbs 14:13

Even in laughter the heart may be in pain,
And the end of joy may be grief.

Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Job 30:31

“Therefore my harp is turned to mourning,
And my flute to the sound of those who weep.

Psalm 119:67

Before I was afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word.

Psalm 119:71

It is good for me that I was afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.

Psalm 119:136

My eyes shed streams of water,
Because they do not keep Your law.

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.

Ecclesiastes 2:2

I said of laughter, “It is madness,” and of pleasure, “What does it accomplish?”

Ecclesiastes 7:2-6

It is better to go to a house of mourning
Than to go to a house of feasting,
Because that is the end of every man,
And the living takes it to heart.

Isaiah 22:12-13

Therefore in that day the Lord God of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing,
To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.

Jeremiah 31:9

With weeping they will come,
And by supplication I will lead them;
I will make them walk by streams of waters,
On a straight path in which they will not stumble;
For I am a father to Israel,
And Ephraim is My firstborn.”

Jeremiah 31:13

“Then the virgin will rejoice in the dance,
And the young men and the old, together,
For I will turn their mourning into joy
And will comfort them and give them joy for their sorrow.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

“I have surely heard Ephraim grieving,
‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised,
Like an untrained calf;
Bring me back that I may be restored,
For You are the Lord my God.

Lamentations 5:15

The joy of our hearts has ceased;
Our dancing has been turned into mourning.

Ezekiel 7:16

Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each over his own iniquity.

Ezekiel 16:63

so that you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth anymore because of your humiliation, when I have forgiven you for all that you have done,” the Lord God declares.

Zechariah 12:10-14

“I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

Luke 6:21

Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.

2 Corinthians 7:10-11

For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

James 5:1-2

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

Revelation 18:7-8

To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’

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