James 4:9

“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bee afflicted, and mourne, and weepe: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your ioy to heauinesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be troubled, with sorrow and weeping; let your laughing be turned to sorrow and your joy to grief.
- Basic English Bible

Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness.
- Darby Bible

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
- Webster's Bible

Afflict yourselves and mourn and weep aloud; let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into shame.
- Weymouth Bible

Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
- World English Bible

Be ye wretchis, and weile ye; youre leiyyng be turned in to weping, and ioye in to sorewe of herte.
- Wycliffe Bible

be exceeding afflicted, and mourn, and weep, let your laughter to mourning be turned, and the joy to heaviness;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 4:9


4:9 Be afflicted - For your past unfaithfulness to God.


People's Bible Notes for James 4:9


Jas 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep. Mourn over your sins and sincerely repent of them.

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