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 30:5

  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 5
    i pray that we find favour in the sight of God, so that he will not look on our sins to punish us but rather his mercies will abound for us. so that he will set us free for us to be like them that dream. psalm 126
  • Roger omaboe for verse 5
    Pregnancy goes pains but the moment the baby arrives joy comes. So will yr miracle be.
  • weeping, sorrow all these are only for a short while. when you are discouraged, afraid or mourning, you are in darkness because nothing matters to you anymore. But know that this will only last for a few hours and then light will shine. After all darkness lasts from 8pm to 5am i.e. roughly 10 hours. remember sunshine will ultimately come as darkness will not be permanent. Hence joy will come bubbling in the morning. Be joyous in the Lord nothing comes to Him from behind.
  • Stephen for verse 5
    Only tears can express how befitting this Psalm is to the person like me that have gone through difficulty times in life. No matter how terrible the afflictions may be, they are just for the night and come morning of joy there shall be joy forever. Let us comfort and encourage one another with this psalm. Stephen Chishimba Zambia
  • David G. for verse 5
    There is always a price to pay in waiting on God as in prayer , when a heaviness can exist for us the "night " , but the reward of our patience and endurance will often be filled with joy when the cry of our heart is answered the "morning " !
  • Makalynn Pugh for verse 5
    This is exactly what I was looking for. It hit me right to heart. The devil has been just attacking me and my family like crazy and now we are moving out with my mom. I am so scared and this verse helped me out. Teaching me that anger is not the answer and weeping and sorrow will last for the night but that joy WILL come in the morning! Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!