James 5:13

Is any suffering? (kakopaqei ti;). See verse James 10 for kakopaqia. The verb in N.T. occurs only here and in 2 Timothy 2:3 2 Timothy 2:9 ; 2 Timothy 4:5 . The lively interrogative is common in the diatribe and suits the style of James. Among you (en umin). As in 2 Timothy 3:13 . Let him pray (proseucesqw). Present middle imperative, "let him keep on praying" (instead of cursing as in verse 2 Timothy 12 ). Is any cheerful (euqumei;). Present active indicative of euqumew, old verb from euqumo ( Acts 27:36 ), in N.T. only here and Acts 27:22 Acts 27:25 . Let him sing praise (psalletw). Present active imperative of psallw, originally to twang a chord as on a harp, to sing praise to God whether with instrument or without, in N.T. only here, 1 Corinthians 14:15 ; Romans 15:9 ; Ephesians 5:19 . "Let him keep on making melody."