James 4:9
Good News Translation
Be sorrowful, cry, and weep; change your laughter into crying, your joy into gloom!

Contemporary English Version
Be sad and sorry and weep. Stop laughing and start crying. Be gloomy instead of glad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be afflicted and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into sorrow.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Be afflicted and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into sorrow.

afflicted.

James 5:1,2 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. . . .

Psalm 119:67,71,136 Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word. . . .

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:2-5 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come. . . .

Isaiah 22:12,13 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: . . .

Jeremiah 31:9,13,18-20 They shall come with weeping: and I will bring them back in mercy: and I will bring them through the torrents of waters in a right way, and they shall not stumble in it: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. . . .

Ezekiel 7:16 And such of them as shall flee shall escape: and they shall be in the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them trembling, every one for his iniquity.

Ezekiel 16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and mayest no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I shall be pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and of prayers: and they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced: and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for an only son, and they shall grieve over him, as the manner is to grieve for the death of the firstborn.

*etc:

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.

Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. . . .

let.

Job 30:31 My harp is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of those that weep.

Proverbs 14:13 Laughter shall be mingled with sorrow, and mourning taketh hold of the ends of joy.

Ecclesiastes 2:2 Laughter I counted error: and to mirth I said: Why art thou vainly deceived?

Ecclesiastes 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.

Lamentations 5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased, our dancing is turned into mourning.

Luke 6:25 Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.

Luke 16:25 And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and thou art tormented.

Revelation 18:7,8 As much as she hath glorified herself and lived in delicacies, so much torment and sorrow give ye to her. Because she saith in her heart: I sit a queen and am no widow: and sorrow I shall not see. . . .

Context
Drawing Near to God
8Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into sorrow. 10Be humbled in the sight of the Lord: and he will exalt you.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 8:9
And Nehemiah (he is Athersatha) and Esdras the priest and scribe, and the Levites who interpreted to all the people, said: This is a holy day to the Lord our God: do not mourn, nor weep: for all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

Proverbs 14:13
Laughter shall be mingled with sorrow, and mourning taketh hold of the ends of joy.

Matthew 21:41
They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end and let out his vineyard to other husbandmen that shall render him the fruit in due season.

Luke 6:25
Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.

Additional Translations
Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter to mourning, and your joy to gloom.

Be grieved and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and the joy to gloom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.

be exceeding afflicted, and mourn, and weep, let your laughter to mourning be turned, and the joy to heaviness;
Jump to Previous
Afflict Afflicted Aloud Change Exceeding Gladness Gloom Grief Grieve Heaviness Joy Lament Miserable Mourn Mourning Shame Sorrow Troubled Turned Wail Weep Weeping Wretched Yourselves
Jump to Next
Afflict Afflicted Aloud Change Exceeding Gladness Gloom Grief Grieve Heaviness Joy Lament Miserable Mourn Mourning Shame Sorrow Troubled Turned Wail Weep Weeping Wretched Yourselves
Links
James 4:9 NIV
James 4:9 NLT
James 4:9 ESV
James 4:9 NASB
James 4:9 KJV

James 4:9 Bible Apps
James 4:9 Biblia Paralela
James 4:9 Chinese Bible
James 4:9 French Bible
James 4:9 German Bible

Alphabetical: and Be Change gloom Grieve into joy laughter let miserable mourn mourning to turned wail weep your

NT Letters: James 4:9 Lament mourn and weep (Ja Jas. Jam) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

James 4:8
Top of Page
Top of Page