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

  • Eric
    Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
  • Daphne
    Matthew 16:18. I am so greatful because the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against the Church. The enemy will try to distroy the Church, but we must rejoice that God's word is true and sure. Bless His Holy Name.
  • Eugene
    Satan attacks the Christians to destroy the Church of God. Let us pray for our churches and pastors that they continue the work of God. Amen!
  • Hakeemkazeem
    God is good he did not want any of us to perish
  • BSP
    Verse 20 shows that we should be concerned about the faith of others and that we can help others to even save their relationship and lives with God if we help them turn back from their bad ways.
  • Jody
    I think it's great for understanding the purpose and requirements of living as a Christian

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