James 4:9
Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
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James 5:1, 2
Come now, you who are rich, weep and wail for the misery to come upon you. . . .

Psalm 119:67, 71, 136
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I keep Your word. . . .

Psalm 126:5, 6
Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:2-5
It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart. . . .

Isaiah 22:12, 13
On that day the Lord GOD of Hosts called for weeping and wailing, for shaven heads and the wearing of sackcloth. . . .

Jeremiah 31:9, 13, 18-20
They will come with weeping, and by their supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk beside streams of waters, on a level path where they will not stumble. For I am Israel's Father, and Ephraim is My firstborn." . . .

Ezekiel 7:16
The survivors will escape and live in the mountains, all moaning like doves of the valley, each for his own iniquity.

Ezekiel 16:63
so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace, declares the Lord GOD.'"

Zechariah 12:10
Then I will pour out on the house of David and on the residents of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and prayer, and they will look on Me, the One they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns an only child, and weep bitterly for Him as one grieves a firstborn son.

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Luke 6:21
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

2 Corinthians 7:10, 11
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. . . .


Job 30:31
My harp is tuned to mourning and my flute to the sound of weeping.

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

Ecclesiastes 2:2
I said of laughter, "It is folly, " and of pleasure, "What does it accomplish?"

Ecclesiastes 7:6
For like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool--this too is futile.

Lamentations 5:15
Joy has left our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.

Luke 6:25
Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

Luke 16:25
But Abraham answered, 'Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things. But now he is comforted here, while you are left to suffer.

Revelation 18:7, 8
As much as she has glorified herself and lived in luxury, give her the same measure of torment and grief. In her heart she says, 'I sit as queen; I am not a widow and will never see grief.' . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.

International Standard Version
Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.

NET Bible
Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into despair.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be humble and make lamentation and let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to grief.
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