Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Come close to God and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinful people [i.e., this is an exhortation to repent of moral and spiritual corruption], and purify your hearts, you double-minded people. 9 Be distressed and grieve and cry [over your sins]; your laughter should turn into grieving and your joy [should turn] into sorrow. 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord and He will exalt you people.


Cross References

Luke 6:25

It is too bad for you people who have plenty to eat now, because you will be hungry [later on]. It is too bad for you people who are laughing now, because you will grieve and cry [later on].

Luke 6:25

It is too bad for you people who have plenty to eat now, because you will be hungry [later on]. It is too bad for you people who are laughing now, because you will grieve and cry [later on].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4-6

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4-6

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4-13

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4-20

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Matthew 5:4-14

"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].

Luke 6:21

Those of you who now have an appetite [i.e., for doing what is right] are blessed, because you will be satisfied [eventually]. Those of you who cry now [i.e., over your sins] are blessed, because you will laugh [i.e., when you are forgiven later].

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said [to him], 'Son, remember how you enjoyed good things when you were alive [on earth] and how Lazarus had to put up with bad things? But now here [i.e., in the unseen place of departed spirits] he is being comforted and you are in agony.

2 Corinthians 7:10-11

For the sorrow that God desires produces repentance [i.e., a change of heart and life] that leads to salvation, and which brings no regrets. But the sorrow of the world [i.e., sorrow for wrongdoing for reasons unrelated to God or moral principles] produces [spiritual] death.

James 5:1-2

Come on now, you rich people, cry and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you.

Revelation 18:7-8

Cause her as much torment and sorrow as she gave herself honor and luxurious living. For she is saying to herself, 'I sit as a queen; I am not a widow and I will never suffer grief.'

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