James 5:13

“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing Psalmes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Is anyone among you suffering? {Then} he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is anyone among you in trouble? let him say prayers. Is anyone glad? let him make a song of praise.
- Basic English Bible

Does any one among you suffer evil? let him pray. Is any happy? let him sing psalms.
- Darby Bible

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any cheerful? let him sing psalms.
- Webster's Bible

Is one of you suffering? Let him pray. Is any one in good spirits? Let him sing a psalm.
- Weymouth Bible

Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praises.
- World English Bible

And if ony of you is sorewful, preye he with pacient soule, and seie he a salm.
- Wycliffe Bible

Doth any one suffer evil among you? let him pray; is any of good cheer? let him sing psalms;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for James 5:13


Jas 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? Let him not swear, or engage in any improper use of the tongue, but "let him pray". God is the Helper in such an hour. Is any cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Let his joy be shown, not in wanton speech, but in singing praises. Prayer and thanksgiving are the appropriate expressions for each condition.

Discussion for James 5

  • Jody
    I think it's great for understanding the purpose and requirements of living as a Christian
  • Beatrice
    I think James is reminding me how to live my life in ritiousness and be patient to receive my blessing as asked from God
  • Marvin taylor
    I know God love us all n if we do what he tells us no blessing is too big or impossible I seen a homeless man? Yesterday n I had bout a loaf of bread n I kept saying I don't need the loaf I said I need to bless the man with it I did thank you so much God Bless us all
  • Pamela smith
    I LOVE this book have memorized all of it and been in 2studies of it. All total almost a year getting all I can out of it
  • Lenora Hobbs
    God Is Great
  • Patricia
    I think James is one of the most powerful books of the Bible, it is a perfect example of how we are to be just like Jesus who never offended with his speech but so many of us do and in read- ing James I realize how careful we must be to watch what we say even when we think no one else can hear us.

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