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.
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.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Is afflicted (κακοπαθεῖ)
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.
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let him sing.
and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
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.
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.
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
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