Psalms 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his fauour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but ioy commeth in the morning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy {comes} in the morning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For his anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a life-time: Weeping may tarry for the night, But joy `cometh' in the morning.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For his wrath is only for a minute; in his grace there is life; weeping may be for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
- Basic English Bible

For a moment [is passed] in his anger, a life in his favour; at even weeping cometh for the night, and at morn there is rejoicing.
- Darby Bible

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
- Webster's Bible

For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
- World English Bible

For -- a moment [is] in His anger, Life [is] in His good-will, At even remaineth weeping, and at morn singing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(30:6) For His anger is but for a moment, His favour is for a life-time; weeping may tarry for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 30:5


30:5 Cometh - Speedily and in due season.


Discussion for Psalms 30

  • BSP
    Verse 5 shows that God does get angry when we disobey him, but that is not a dominant part of his personality. God is love and he takes delight in showing us his favor, but it doesn't make him happy to be angry with us when we fail to obey him.
  • Claudia Galicia
    "I cried unto thee and thou hast healed me." Jesus Christ is alive. Praise the Lord Almighty. He will not let our enemies laugh at our pain, but we will rejoice in His Victory. Remember God loves you
  • Bridgett
    God's word is such a wonderful example. Left for us to follow. That we may live a wonderful and victorious life. That we can be overcomers. To God be the glory
  • Nyandiri Junior
    Indeed in his favor we have plenty of life, he is a God of all seasons. May his name glorified above all.
  • Geraldine moon
    I leaen how just God is, has been, and will always be.
  • Mary Ann Davis
    That Jesus is saying, through it all I am God all mighty. Whether you look to the right or left you can find me in the mist of it all.