Psalm 30:5
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New International Version
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

New Living Translation
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

English Standard Version
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.

International Standard Version
For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning.

NET Bible
For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning.

New Heart English 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because rebuke is in his anger, and life is in his pleasure; at evening, weeping will spend the night, and in the morning - joy!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His anger lasts only a moment. His favor lasts a lifetime. Weeping may last for the night, but there is a song of joy in the morning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For his anger endures but a moment; in his will is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

King James 2000 Bible
For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

American King James Version
For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
For his anger is but for a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may tarry for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Webster's Bible Translation
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
For -- a moment is in His anger, Life is in His good-will, At even remaineth weeping, and at morn singing.
Study Bible
I will Extol You, O Lord
4Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name. 5For 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. 6Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved."…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles.

Psalm 103:9
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.

Psalm 118:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.

Isaiah 12:1
Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its course.

Isaiah 54:7
"For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

Isaiah 54:8
"In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you," Says the LORD your Redeemer.

Hosea 6:2
"He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him.
Treasury of Scripture

For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

For

Psalm 103:9,17 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever…

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors …

Isaiah 54:7,8 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will …

Isaiah 57:15,16 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

his anger [heb.] there is but a moment in his anger
in his

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of …

Psalm 36:7-9 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children …

Psalm 63:3 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.

Revelation 22:1,17 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, …

weeping

Psalm 6:6-9 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; …

Psalm 56:8-11 You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they …

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

Isaiah 38:3-5 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked …

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

John 16:20-22 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the …

2 Corinthians 7:9,10 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed …

for a night [heb] in the evening
joy [heb] singing
in the

Psalm 46:5 God is in the middle of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help …

Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy …

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you …

Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until …

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

(5) For his anger.--Literally,

"For a moment (is) in his anger,

Life in his favour;

In the evening comes to lodge weeping,

But at morning a shout of joy."

Some supply comes to lodge with the last clause, but the image is complete and finer without. It is thoroughly Oriental. Sorrow is the wayfarer who comes to the tent for a night's lodging, but the metaphor of his taking his leave in the morning is not carried on, and we have instead the sudden waking with a cry of joy, sudden as the Eastern dawn, without twilight or preparation. Never was faith in the Divine love more beautifully expressed. (Comp. Isaiah 54:7-8.)

Verse 5. - For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life; literally, for a moment (is passed) in his anger, a lifetime in his favour. God s anger is short-lived in the case of those who, having sinned, repent, and confess their sin, and pray for mercy (see vers. 8-10). His favour, on the contrary, is enduring; it continues all their life. Weeping may endure for a night; rather, at eventide weeping comes to lodge, or to pass the night; but joy cometh in the morning; or, but at morn joy arriveth (comp. Job 33:26; Isaiah 26:20; Isaiah 54:7). For his anger endureth but a moment,.... Anger is not properly in God, he being a simple, uncompounded, immovable, and unchangeable being; nor is it ever towards his people in reality, unless anger is distinguished from wrath, and is considered as consistent with his everlasting and invariable love to them; but only in their apprehension, he doing those things which in some respects are similar to those which men do when they are angry; he turns away from them and hides his face, he chides, chastises, and afflicts, and then they conclude he is angry; and when he returns again and takes off his hand, manifests his pardoning love, and comforts them, then they understand it that his anger is turned away from them; for in this improper sense of it, and as his children conceive of it, it is but for a moment, or a very short time: he forsakes them but for a moment, and their light afflictions endure no longer, Isaiah 54:7;

in his favour is life; by which is meant his free love and favour in Christ towards his people; and designs either the duration of it, that it lives and always is, even when he seems to be angry, and that it lasts as long as life does, yea, to all eternity; neither death nor life can separate from it; or the object of it, God delighting not in the death but the life of a sinner; or rather the effects of it, it is what makes the present life to be properly life, and really comfortable; without it men may be said rather to be dead than to live, notwithstanding all enjoyments; and therefore it is better than life, abstracted from it, Psalm 63:3; it quickens the soul in a spiritual sense, and makes grace lively; it invigorates faith, encourages hope, and makes love to abound, and it issues in eternal life;

weeping may endure for a night; the allusion is to the time when afflictions are usually most heavy and pressing upon persons, when they most feel them, or, however, are free from diversion, and at leisure to bemoan themselves; and may point at the season of weeping, and cause of it, the night of affliction, or of darkness and desertion, and denotes the short continuance of it; weeping is here represented as a person, and as a lodger, for the word may be rendered "lodge" (p); but then it is as a wayfaring man, who continues but for a night; see Isaiah 17:14;

but joy cometh in the morning; alluding to the time when all nature is fresh and gay, when man rises cheerful from his rest, darkness removes, light breaks forth, and the sun rises and sheds its beams, and everything looks pleasant and delightful; moreover, the mercies of God are new every morning, which cause joy, and call for thankfulness; and especially it is a time of joy after weeping and darkness, when the sun of righteousness arises with healing in his wings; as it will be to perfection in the resurrection morn, when the dead in Christ will rise first, and be like to him, and reign with him for evermore.

(p) "diversetur", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "lodgeth", Ainsworth. 5. Relatively, the longest experience of divine anger by the pious is momentary. These precious words have consoled millions.30:1-5. The great things the Lord has done for us, both by his providence and by his grace, bind us in gratitude to do all we can to advance his kingdom among men, though the most we can do is but little. God's saints in heaven sing to him; why should not those on earth do the same? Not one of all God's perfections carries in it more terror to the wicked, or more comfort to the godly, than his holiness. It is a good sign that we are in some measure partakers of his holiness, if we can heartily rejoice at the remembrance of it. Our happiness is bound up in the Divine favour; if we have that, we have enough, whatever else we want; but as long as God's anger continues, so long the saints' weeping continues.
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