James 5:13
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English Standard Version
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

King James Bible
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

American Standard Version
Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is any of you sad? Let him pray. Is he cheerful in mind? Let him sing.

English Revised Version
Is any among you suffering? let him pray. Is any cheerful? let him sing praise.

Webster's Bible Translation
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any cheerful? let him sing psalms.

Weymouth New Testament
Is one of you suffering? Let him pray. Is any one in good spirits? Let him sing a psalm.

James 5:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Is afflicted (κακοπαθεῖ)

See on the kindred word κακοπάθεια, suffering, James 5:10. Only here and 2 Timothy 2:3, 2 Timothy 2:9; 2 Timothy 4:5.

Let him sing psalms (ψαλλέτω)

The word means, primarily, to pluck or twitch. Hence of the sharp twang on a bowstring or harp-string, and so to play upon a stringed instrument. Our word psalm, derived from this, is, properly, a tune played upon a stringed instrument. The verb, however, is used in the New Testament of singing praise generally. See 1 Corinthians 14:15; Romans 15:9.

James 5:13 Parallel Commentaries

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any among.

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers...

Job 33:26 He shall pray to God, and he will be favorable to him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render to man his righteousness.

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him...

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

Psalm 116:3-5 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow...

Psalm 118:5 I called on the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

Psalm 142:1-3 I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did I make my supplication...

Lamentations 3:55,56 I called on your name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon...

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up.

Jonah 2:2,7 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice...

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Luke 23:42 And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.

Acts 16:24,25 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks...

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

any merry.

Judges 16:23-25 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice...

Daniel 5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

let him sing.

1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing to him, sing psalms to him, talk you of all his wondrous works.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.

Psalm 105:2 Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk you of all his wondrous works.

Micah 4:5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

1 Corinthians 14:26 How is it then, brothers? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation...

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Colossians 3:16,17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.

Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders...

Revelation 19:1-6 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power...

Cross References
Psalm 50:15
and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."

Psalm 95:2
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Isaiah 65:14
behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart, but you shall cry out for pain of heart and shall wail for breaking of spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:15
What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

James 5:10
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

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