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

  • 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.
  • Min. Arthur L. Weathersby
    Verse 5 of Psalm 30 is one that many live to quote and understandably so! It is a great declaration of the victory that will come after suffering, disappointment, distress, trouble, etc has its time! However I like what verses 11 12 says to me! It's important to know that when you are in relationship with Jesus Christ, in the midst of your struggles, tribulations, distresses, disappointments, suffering, etc all we need to do is to give God a praise in the midst of what we are going through! Why, because we are assured of the victory that is to come! That's why God can turn my "mourning to gladness!" I don't have to wait for "the joy coming in the morning when the trouble, distress, suffering, tribulations, etc is over ," to shout victory! I've already overcome because Christ overcame and He tells me in Romans 8:37 that "I AM MORE THAN A CONQUEROR see entire scripture ..." In the Old Testament, when The Hebrew people would be in battle, they would often praise God in the midst of it for the victory that was to come... Victory is in our praise to God!