James 4:9
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English Standard Version
Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

James 4:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Be afflicted (ταλαιπώρησατε)

Only here in New Testament. The kindred noun ταλαιπωρία, misery, occurs James 5:1.

Mourn (πενθήσατε)

Used of grief that is manifested. So mostly in New Testament, and very commonly joined, as here, with weep. So Mark 16:10; Luke 6:25, etc. In the next sentence occurs the kindred noun πένθος, mourning, into which laughter, also something manifest, is to be changed.

Heaviness (κατήφειαν)

Properly, a casting down of the eyes. Compare Luke 18:13. Only here in New Testament.

James 4:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

afflicted.

James 5:1,2 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Psalm 119:67,71,136 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your 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 go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men...

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

Jeremiah 31:9,13,18-20 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them...

Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning...

Ezekiel 16:63 That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame...

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

*etc:

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

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

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death...

let.

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

Proverbs 14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Ecclesiastes 2:2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What does it?

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

Lamentations 5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

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

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...

Revelation 18:7,8 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she said in her heart...

Cross References
Nehemiah 8:9
And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep." For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law.

Proverbs 14:13
Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.

Matthew 21:41
They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons."

Luke 6:25
"Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. "Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

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