James 4:9

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
New King James Version

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
New American Standard Bible

Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy to gloom.
New International Version

Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
The Amplified Bible

[As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Be sorrowful and distressed and grieve and weep audibly [over your sins]. Let your laughter be turned to sadness and your joy to gloominess.
Phillips’ Modern English

You should be deeply sorry, you should be grieved, you should even be in tears. Your laughter will have to become mourning, your high spirits will have to become dejection.
Williams’ Language of the People

Be miserable, mourn, and weep aloud. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your joy to gloom.
 
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