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

  • Onyinye nwazuruokeh
    I believe in God the father Almighty,I believe in his word which is the light of salvation,I believe that whosoever that trusted in him shall be like a tree planted by the river side,this psalm will give you many more reasons to know that God has a final say over all things,his word giveth peace and add no sorrows,for me he has given victory I will lift him high,repentance is thekey to make heaven
  • Mild Bill
    LU2677, He that hath the Son hath life eternal life . That is not a temporary condition. Once saved, always saved. As a sinner saved by grace, you never, never, never earn salvation.
  • Tre
    Short but yet so awesome. This passage shows that David, the man after God's own heart, trusts very truly in his Lord. We need to be like that and have faith in him always, even in the most perilous times. This scripture obviously has something everyone to take away from. Thanks David and God for the bible and other innumerable things.
  • Lu2677
    Ephesian 2:8 "By Grace you are saved, through faith, not that of yourselves;it is the gift of God." But, if a saved person continues to live in sin (stumbles and looses their path) without repentance that person will loose salvation. They will be worse off than they were before.
    Solomon lost his towards the end of his life. Solomon did not repent.The wages of sin is death, REPENT.
  • Mild Bill
    Elizabeth, "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Your behavior does not pay for sin. Read Ephesians 2:8. "Lord, by thy favor"
  • Elizabeth Medie
    "In all things give thanks to our Lord!"