James 5:13
New International Version
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

New Living Translation
Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.

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

Berean Study Bible
Is any one of you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.

Berean Literal Bible
Is anyone among you suffering hardships? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises.

New American Standard Bible
Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.

Contemporary English Version
If you are having trouble, you should pray. And if you are feeling good, you should sing praises.

Good News Translation
Are any among you in trouble? They should pray. Are any among you happy? They should sing praises.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.

International Standard Version
Is anyone among you suffering? He should keep on praying. Is anyone cheerful? He should keep reciting psalms.

NET Bible
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises.

New Heart English Bible
Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praises.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if any of you is in suffering, let him pray, and if rejoicing, let him sing songs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If any of you are having trouble, pray. If you are happy, sing psalms.

New American Standard 1977
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is anyone among you afflicted? let them pray. Is anyone happy? let them sing.

King James 2000 Bible
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Does any one among you suffer evil? let him pray. Is any happy? let him sing psalms.

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.

World English Bible
Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praises.

Young's Literal Translation
Doth any one suffer evil among you? let him pray; is any of good cheer? let him sing psalms;
Study Bible
The Prayer of Faith
12Above all, my brothers, do not swear, not by heaven or earth or by any other oath. Simply let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, so that you will not fall under judgment. 13Is any one of you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises. 14Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.…
Cross References
Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 95:2
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him in song.

Isaiah 65:14
My servants will shout for joy with a glad heart, but you will cry out with a heavy heart and wail with a broken spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:15
What then shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

James 5:10
Brothers, as an example of patience in affliction, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture

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

any among.

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

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

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

any merry.

Judges 16:23-25
Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand…

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 unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

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

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







Lexicon
{Is} any one
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

of
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

suffering?
Κακοπαθεῖ (Kakopathei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2553: To suffer evil, endure affliction. From the same as kakopatheia; to undergo hardship.

He should pray.
προσευχέσθω (proseuchesthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

{Is} anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

cheerful?
εὐθυμεῖ (euthymei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2114: From euthumos; to cheer up, i.e. be cheerful; neuter comparative more cheerfully.

He should sing praises.
ψαλλέτω (psalletō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5567: Probably strengthened from psao; to twitch or twang, i.e. To play on a stringed instrument.
(13) We now pass on to advice of different kinds--to the heavy-laden or light-hearted, to the suffering and afflicted. Prayer is to be the refuge of one, praise the safeguard of another; the whole life is to revolve, as it were, around the throne of God, whether in the night of grief or day of joy.

Let him pray.--No worthier comment can be found than Montgomery's hymn--

"Prayer is the burden of a sigh,

The falling of a tear,

The upward glancing of an eye,

When none but God is near."

Long petitions, or many, cannot be always made; mind and body may be too weak and ill; but ejaculations--"Arrows of the Lord's deliverance," as Augustine called them, "shot out with a sudden quickness"--these are ever in the power of the beleaguered Christian. And--

"More things are wrought by prayer

Than this world dreams of."

Let him sing.--The word originally applied to instrumental music, the Eastern accompaniment of "psalms." Praise, like prayer, ought to be individual as well as congregational. Hymns might be used by all in their devotions, and could not fail to be a blessing; while for those who have God's great gift of music, it were surely better to sing--as the Apostle urges--than to say. There is a sadness latent in the most jubilant of earthly tunes, but not so with the heavenly; and quiring angels do not scorn to catch our humblest notes, and weave them in their endless song, if they be raised in thankfulness to Him Whom they and all creation praise.

Verses 13-20. - Exhortations with respect to practical conduct in health and sickness. Verse 13. -

(1) Is any among you suffering? let him pray.

(2) Is any cheerful? let him sing praise.

Prayer in the narrower sense of petition is rather for sufferers, who need to have their wants supplied and their sorrows removed. Praise, the highest form of prayer, is to spring up from the grateful heart of the cheerful. Ψάλλειν (cf. Romans 15:9; 1 Corinthians 14:15; Ephesians 5:19). 5:12-18 The sin of swearing is condemned; but how many make light of common profane swearing! Such swearing expressly throws contempt upon God's name and authority. This sin brings neither gain, nor pleasure, nor reputation, but is showing enmity to God without occasion and without advantage It shows a man to be an enemy to God, however he pretends to call himself by his name, or sometimes joins in acts of worship. But the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. In a day of affliction nothing is more seasonable than prayer. The spirit is then most humble, and the heart is broken and tender. It is necessary to exercise faith and hope under afflictions; and prayer is the appointed means for obtaining and increasing these graces. Observe, that the saving of the sick is not ascribed to the anointing with oil, but to prayer. In a time of sickness it is not cold and formal prayer that is effectual, but the prayer of faith. The great thing we should beg of God for ourselves and others in the time of sickness is, the pardon of sin. Let nothing be done to encourage any to delay, under the mistaken fancy that a confession, a prayer, a minister's absolution and exhortation, or the sacrament, will set all right at last, where the duties of a godly life have been disregarded. To acknowledge our faults to each other, will tend greatly to peace and brotherly love. And when a righteous person, a true believer, justified in Christ, and by his grace walking before God in holy obedience, presents an effectual fervent prayer, wrought in his heart by the power of the Holy Spirit, raising holy affections and believing expectations and so leading earnestly to plead the promises of God at his mercy-seat, it avails much. The power of prayer is proved from the history of Elijah. In prayer we must not look to the merit of man, but to the grace of God. It is not enough to say a prayer, but we must pray in prayer. Thoughts must be fixed, desires must be firm and ardent, and graces exercised. This instance of the power of prayer, encourages every Christian to be earnest in prayer. God never says to any of the seed of Jacob, Seek my face in vain. Where there may not be so much of miracle in God's answering our prayers, yet there may be as much of grace.
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