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James 4:9

Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy.

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James 4:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

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

James 4:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

James 4:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

James 4:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

James 4:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Be sad, cry, and weep! Change your laughter into crying and your joy into sadness.

James 4:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

James 4:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

James 4:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into gloom.

James 4:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.

James 4:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection.

James 4:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloominess.

James 4:9 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Be full of sorrow. Cry and sob. Change your laughter to crying. Change your joy to sadness.

James 4:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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